IFC Midnight will release its festival thriller Knives and Skin in theaters and on VOD and Digital HD December 6, 2019, and today they’ve released their trailer for their “neon-soaked teenage fever dream”.
In the film…
“What happened to Carolyn Harper? This tantalizing mystery traces the wave of fear and distrust that spreads across a small Midwestern town in the wake of a high school girl’s mysterious disappearance. As the loneliness and darkness lurking beneath the veneer of everyday life gradually comes to light, a collective awakening seems to overcome the town’s teenage girls—gathering in force until it can no longer be contained. Unfolding in a hallucinatory haze of lushly surreal images, Knives and Skin is a one-of-a-kind coming-of-age noir that haunts like a half-remembered dream.”
Knives and Skin is written and directed by Jennifer Reeder (Signature Move, “Crystal Lake”) and stars Marika Engelhardt (House of Purgatory, Come As You Are), Audrey Francis (“Empire,” Signature Move), and Tim Hopper (Vanilla Sky).
Joe Lipsett reviewed the film out of Tribeca writing, “Audacious in its experimental nature, when Knives and Skin works, it’s wildly entertaining. Unfortunately, the highs are too few and far between, and the film’s emphasis on style over narrative and character makes for a viewing experience that drags.”