I was a massive fan of Colin Minihan's gorgeous and brutal thriller What Keeps You Alive back when it was released in 2018, which has me very much looking forward to Shudder's upcoming queer horror Spiral, a film that Minihan wrote with John Poliquin (Grave Encounters 2).
The official trailer for the Kurtis David Harder-directed film has been released this week ahead of its September 17th arrival on the horror streaming service.
"A same-sex couple move to a small town to enjoy a better quality of life, but nothing is as it seems in their new neighbourhood."
In Spiral, "Malik (Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, "American Horror Story", "Canada’s Drag Race") and Aaron (Ari Cohen, IT: Chapter Two) move to a small town in search of a better environment for them and their 16-year-old daughter (Jennifer Laporte, "Web of Dreams"). But nothing is as it seems as something sinister lies behind the picturesque homes and welcoming faces of their new neighbors (Lochlyn Munro, CW’s "Riverdale")."
Ty Wood (The Haunting in Connecticut) and Chandra West (White Noise) also star.
Shudder describes Spiral as "a horror film for the current age," adding that "Spiral skillfully dissects themes of ostracization, otherness, and the cycles of societal rejection and hate, led by a breakout performance by Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman."