A Pregnant Woman Can’t Stop Swallowing Deadly Objects
IFC Films released the first trailer for Swallow . This film, Carlo Mirabella-Davis' first feature, caused a lot of noise by touring the festival circuit last year, and for good reason. As we can see in this first trailer, it focuses on a pregnant woman who begins to swallow things that no one should ever put in her body, such as marbles, thumbtacks and even nails. Yes, it is absolutely as disturbing as it sounds.
I'm normally not the type to warn too much before someone watches a movie trailer, but it & # 39; is quite painful for some viewers, like me. I really struggled to get through it all and I really had a little pain in the end. For reference, the studio presents it as "a provocative and agitation-inducing psychological thriller". So look at your own risk.
The trailer starts by showing a woman, interpreted by Haley Bennett, who is in a relationship with a wealthy man. She does her best to make sure he is happy, but that is something she is obviously struggling with. Things seem pretty normal at first, but then find out that she is pregnant. This triggers her and she starts to use a very bizarre adaptation mechanism; swallow inanimate objects. It starts off fairly harmless, with a marble, but things are progressing fairly quickly and it's hard to watch. As things escalate, we notice that these objects hurt him quite a bit and that everything is rather horrible. It also seems like the trailer is holding up a bit, so it could get very difficult when you watch it all go down. Bennett) who, at first glance, seems to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time looking after her immaculate home and her dreamy husband, Richie (Austin Stowell). However, the pressure increases as she is faced with meeting her controlling parents-in-law and expectations begin to grow. Cracks begin to appear in its carefully designed facade. Hunter then returns to a dark secret from his past, a rare disease called pica, which causes him to compulsively swallow inedible and often dangerous objects. The cast also includes Denis O & # 39; Hare and Elizabeth Marvel. Carlo Mirabella-Davis also wrote the screenplay.
The studio also released a poster, which showcases Hunter holding a pushpin with the slogan "Open up", which we have included below. They certainly don't hesitate to lean hard on the premise. As disturbing and shocking as the vanity of this film may be at the surface level, it seems like a lot more is going on. Critics have been pretty nice with the horror / thriller has an 88% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Swallow should arrive in theaters and on VOD on March 6 from IFC Films. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself.