EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a trailer that piqued the creepy-loving part of our brain: A teaser for the world premiere of Pet at SXSW, which will screen Friday at midnight. Directed and produced by Spanish filmmaker Carles Torrens (Apartment 143) and written by Jeremy Slater (Fox’s upcoming The Exorcist; The Lazarus Effect and Fantastic Four). The Revolver Picture Company in association with Magic Lantern feature stars Dominic Monaghan (The Lord Of The Rings, Lost) and Ksenia Solo (Black Swan, Lost Girl). They meet uncute in this brief clip, and pretty soon you’ll know why you wanted to warn her to run from the get-go.
There are echoes of William Mastrosimone’s Extremities in the plot, which is described as “a psychological thriller that deals with the themes of identity, loneliness, selflessness and what it means to truly possess another. It’s told through the prism of two isolated people, Seth and Holly, seemingly different yet more similar than they even knew. Pet is at its heart a dark love story which examines how much one is willing to sacrifice in the name of love.”
To which the director adds this comment (perhaps by way of warning): “Ours is a film devoid of a moral stance, ruthless and unapologetic, which nonetheless aims to deliver a fun rollercoaster ride full of thrills, chills, and even a few chuckles.”
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