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Words can kill in Guy Pearce-starrer “THE INFERNAL MACHINE”; trailer & poster

Monday, August 29, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The new psychothriller is based on Louis Kornfeld’s “The Hilly Earth Society” from The Truth Podcast.

Paramount Pictures releases THE INFERNAL MACHINE to select theaters and digital platforms September 23. Written and directed by award-winning short filmmaker Andrew Hunt, it stars Guy Pearce, Alice Eve, Alex Pettyfer and Jeremy Davies. The synopsis: “Bruce Cogburn [Pearce], the reclusive and controversial author of the famed book THE INFERNAL MACHINE, is drawn out of hiding when he begins to receive endless letters from an obsessive fan. What ensues is a dangerous labyrinth as Bruce searches for the person behind the cryptic messages…forcing him to confront his past and ultimately revealing the truth behind THE INFERNAL MACHINE.”

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.