Back in 2016, director Nicolas Pesce wowed audiences with The Eyes of My Mother. Now, he has returned with a film that has the potential to be equally as disturbing, Piercing...
...For those that didn't see it, The Eyes of My Mother was one of the best horror films of 2016. A twisted psychological study of a serial killer, the film is practically choking with disturbing imagery and gore, all made slightly more digestible by being presented in a calming black and white.
Piercing is the new film from Nicolas Pesce, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and promises to be a fun ride while also making you cringe and scream for your mommy.
Based on the Japanese novel by Ryu Murakami:
A man kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute.
The film appears to divert from the relentless torture of the mind that is The Eyes of my Mother with a more comical take on depravity and the darker sides of human nature, but something tells me this one is still going to have plenty of queasy moments.
Piercing stars Christopher Abbot (It Comes at Night), Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak) and Laia Costa (Victoria).
Via Indiewire, Universal Pictures will unleash the film on February 1rst in 2019. For now, you can whet your appetite with the trailer below!
By Matt Konopka