11th May2017

Body horror ‘Replace’ gets US debut date

by Phil Wheat

Following its world premiere at Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival – where it received a Melies D’Argent nomination for Best European Fantasy Film – German director Norbert Keil’s neo-noir body-horror Replace will receive its North American premiere in the Nightfall section of LA Film Festival.

Co-written by genre icon Richard Stanley (Hardware, Dust Devils) and starring Rebecca Forsythe (daughter of William Forsythe) and Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Replace is a Bathoryesque tale of a beautiful young woman afflicted with a disease that rapidly ages her skin. After seeking the advice of a dermatologist she discovers she can replace her skin with that of other girls and aided by her lover, she abducts and kills a potential donor. But when the disease returns, she is forced to find more victims and soon becomes the target of a police investigation.

Filmed on location in Toronto and executive produced by Colin Geddes (former director of TIFF – Midnight Madness) and Katerina Gligorijevic of Ultra8 Pictures, Replace has already drawn comparisons to the films of David Cronenberg (Rabid, Crash) and Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral). The LA Film Festival screening will take place at ArcLight Cinemas, Culver City at 9.45pm on Friday, June 16th. You can check out the trailer here



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