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The demons are loose in ambitious creature feature “BEHEMOTH”; trailer & poster

Monday, July 19, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The independent horror film looks to be packed with striking, scary sights.

Level 33 Entertainment has announced an August 27 release on digital platforms of BEHEMOTH, the directorial debut of visual effects artist Peter Sefchik, whose credits include AVATAR and the HARRY POTTER, SHREK and STAR WARS franchises. He also wrote and produced the movie with Derrick Ligas and supervised the effects, and the cast is headed by Josh Eisenberg, Paul Statman, Jennifer Churchich, Richard Wagner and Whitney Nielsen. The synopsis: “Joshua Riverton [Eisenberg] spent 10 years working for a global chemical behemoth, notorious for their environmental negligence. When his daughter develops a mysterious illness, he steps forward as a whistle-blower, throwing his life into chaos. He’s convinced that his company’s negligence has made his daughter sick, and there are dark forces hiding the truth. When given the chance to confront his old boss, Dr. Woeland [Statman], he allows a standoff to escalate into violence, and Josh is shot in the process. Now Josh is on the run, eating painkillers, and holding Woeland hostage. Josh demands answers about his daughter’s illness, but with each passing moment around Woeland, Josh’s grasp on reality begins to unravel. Is it the painkillers, or is Woeland more than he seems? Are the dark forces all in Josh’s head, or has he stumbled into a terrifying league of evil?”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.