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Piercing In Theaters February 1st

Universal Pictures Content Group presents Piercing **Official Selection Sundance Film Festival 2018** **Official Selection of Fantastic Fest 2018** Universal Pictures Content Group will release the horror suspense mystery film Piercing in Theaters, On Demand and Digital HD on February 1, 2019. Piercing features ground breaking performances by Christopher Abbott (It Comes At Night, “The Sinner,” “Girls”) and Mia Wasikowska (Crimson Peak, Stoker, Alice In Wonderland). The film is the second …

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Mia Wasikowska acts crazy in horror/thriller ‘Piercing’

Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska in ‘Piercing

After playing repressed or relatively stable characters in period dramas such as Damsel and Madame Bovary, Mia Wasikowska jumped at the chance to go to the dark side in Piercing.

She plays a disturbed escort named Jackie in Us writer-director Nicolas Pesce’s gory S&M horror/thriller Piercing, which opened today in Australia after premiering at Sundance.

Jackie turns the tables on Reed (Christopher Abbott), a married guy with a new baby who checks into a hotel and calls for an escort with murderous intent. A deadly game of cat-and-mouse ensues.

The Aussie actress initially was cast as Reed’s wife but was offered the co-lead a week and a half before shooting was due to start. “I had 24 hours to rethink the whole thing and decided to do it on a whim, before I had the chance to over-think it,” she tells If.
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The Witching Hour: Episode 22 – 2019 Horror Movie Preview

Welcome to The Witching Hour! Collider’s horror podcast, co-created and co-hosted by Horror Editor Haleigh Foutch and Senior Editorial Producer Perri Nemiroff. This week, Haleigh and Perri set their sights on the most exciting horror movies coming up in the year ahead. They run down all the biggest titles on the calendar, from Jordan Peele's Get Out followup Us, to the monster epic Godzilla: King of the Monsters, and of course, It: Chapter 2, while shining a light on some indie titles to watch for like Piercing, One Cut of the Dead, and Climax. Watch or …
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Mia Wasikowska & Christopher Abbott in Red Band 'Piercing' Trailer

"There will definitely be a lot of blood." Universal has released a freaky red band trailer for the indie horror thriller Piercing, the second feature from up-and-coming filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (his first film was The Eyes of My Mother). The film is currently playing in select theaters for those interested. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to play at tons of festivals all over the world this year. Piercing is an intimate psychological thriller about a man who goes to a hotel with the intention of killing a prostitute, but gets into more trouble than he can handle with this particular girl. Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott star, with a small cast featuring Laia Costa, Olivia Bond, Maria Dizzia, and Wendell Pierce. I'm not into this film much, but this is a nicely wicked trailer that should grab the attention of a few people. Here's the
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New trailer for Piercing will make you wonder what the hell you just watched

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The Eyes Of My Mother writer/director Nicolas Pesce is back with another haunting nightmare in the form of Piercing, a psychosexual drama which follows a seemingly normal businessman (Christopher Abbott) who checks into a hotel with the plan to kill an unsuspecting prostitute whom he orders from an escort service. However, his scheme doesn't go exactly as planned as the alluring and…
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‘Piercing’ Trailer: Mia Wasikowska’s Murder Goes Wrong

‘Piercing’ Trailer: Mia Wasikowska’s Murder Goes Wrong
After earning critical acclaim for his directorial debut, the twisted serial killer movie The Eyes of My Mother, filmmaker Nicolas Pesce is back for another brutal thriller starring Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbot. Piercing is a psychosexual drama about a seemingly normal businessman (Abbot) who is revealed to have a penchant for killing prostitutes. But Wasikowska’s coy call girl […]

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Piercing Red Band Trailer Gets Dark and Twisted with Mia Wasikowska

Piercing Red Band Trailer Gets Dark and Twisted with Mia Wasikowska
The Red Band trailer for Piercing has been released, giving an even darker insight into the black comedy. Things don't look like they're really going according to plan in the psycho sexual thriller, which stars Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska. It's a twisted story that finds Abbot's character checking into a hotel to torture and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. However, there might be something else going on under the surface that is far more sinister than originally thought.

Reed is getting ready to go on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but instead of a suitcase filled with clothes, he's packed a toothbrush with a setup for murder. Reed has it all planned out, check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. The husband and father thinks it's the only way to rid himself of his devious impulses and to get back to being a family man.
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‘Piercing’ Red Band Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Turns Kinky Fantasy Into Horrific Reality In New Thriller

One of the biggest complaints, outside of the terrible acting, horrible dialogue, and overall bad filmmaking, about the “Fifty Shades of Grey” franchise is the lack of real kinky, Bdsm-style sex. The film franchise touches on it, but the never really dives deep. That’s where the new film “Piercing” comes in. However, the ‘Fifty Shades’-esque premise, as seen in the new red band trailer, turns kinky sex into a horrific affair and will no doubt make you think twice about being tied up by Mia Wasikowska.

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‘Audition’ Vibes Torment This Red Band ‘Piercing’ Trailer! [Exclusive]

‘Audition’ Vibes Torment This Red Band ‘Piercing’ Trailer! [Exclusive]
One of my earliest introductions to J-horror cinema was Takashi Miike’s chilling Audition (1999), which turned a widower’s dating life into hell. It’s no coincidence that The Eyes of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce‘s psychological thriller Piercing looks in the same vein – the film is based on Audition writer Ryu Murakami’s 1994 novel of the same name! Bloody Disgusting has the exclusive drop […]
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Crazy Trailer for Mia Wasikowska's Demented Psychosexual Film Piercing

"What's the nastiest thing you've ever done?"

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for an insane and deranged new thriller called Piercing, which stars Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbot. I had a chance to see this film at Sundance earlier this year, and although it’s not a perfect movie, I did enjoy aspects of its craziness.

The movie is psychosexual thriller about a man who meets with a call girl at a hotel with every intention of killing her. But he ends up getting way over his head with this girl and having some major issues pulling it off.

The film is filled with some very dark comedic moments. Here’s the synopsis:

Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush and a murder kit.
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Mia Wasikowska in First Trailer for Hotel Horror Indie Film 'Piercing'

"What's the nastiest thing you've ever done?" Universal has debuted a new official trailer for the indie hotel room horror thriller Piercing, the second feature from up-and-coming filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (his first film was The Eyes of My Mother). This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year, and went on to play at tons of major festivals all over the world, finally getting a release in December. Piercing is an intimate psychological thriller about a man who goes to a hotel with the intention of killing a prostitute, but gets into more trouble than he can handle with this particular girl. Mia Wasikowska stars with Christopher Abbott, with a small cast also featuring Laia Costa, Olivia Bond, Maria Dizzia, and Wendell Pierce. The reviews of this film have been mixed, I'm not a fan at all. But it is a very unique film. Here's the
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Murder Goes Wrong In the Spoiler Heavy ‘Piercing’ Trailer

Murder Goes Wrong In the Spoiler Heavy ‘Piercing’ Trailer
After premiering at Sundance, The Eyes of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce will see his psychological thriller Piercing (read our review) release in limited theaters and on Digital HD and VOD platforms February 1, 2019. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Christoper Abbott, Laia Costa, Maria Dizza, Wendell Pierce, and Martin Ireland, the early press release said that Pesce: “Blends psychological horror with comedy and stylish neo-noir, […]
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New Trailer & Poster for Nicolas Pesce’s Piercing, Coming to Theaters, On Demand, and Digital on February 1st

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We've been excited for Daily Dead readers to check out Nicolas Pesce's Piercing since Heather Wixson called it "an unexpectedly comedic game of murder" in her Sundance review, and with the movie coming out February 1st from Universal Pictures, a new trailer and poster have been revealed to give you a better idea of what to expect.

Directed by Nicolas Pesce and based on the novel by Ryu Murakami, Piercing stars Christopher Abbott, Laia Costa, Mia Wasikowska, Marin Ireland, and Wendell Pierce. Universal Pictures will release Piercing in theaters, On Demand, and Digital on February 1st.

Stay tuned to Daily Dead for more updates on Piercing, and in case you missed it, check here to read Heather's interviews with the cast and crew.

Synopsis: "Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes,
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‘Piercing’ Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Is A Prostitute Who Turns The Tables On A Psycho Christoper Abbott

Filmmaker Nicolas Pesce burst onto the scene in a big way at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival with his debut feature, the startlingly reassured “The Eyes Of My Mother,” a twisted horror movie rooted in a kind of disturbed empathy about a woman who consumed by her deepest and darkest desires after tragedy strikes her quiet country life. Pesce’s encore movie “Piercing,” marks another visceral chapter in his fascinating filmmaking career.

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‘Piercing’ Exclusive Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Won’t Be Killed Without a Bloody Fight

‘Piercing’ Exclusive Trailer: Mia Wasikowska Won’t Be Killed Without a Bloody Fight
Nicolas Pesce earned critical acclaim for his directorial debut “The Eyes of My Mother,” a twisted serial killer drama widely regarded as one of the best horror films of 2016, and now he’s back in equally gruesome fashion with “Piercing.” Pesce’s latest premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is adapted from the 1994 Japanese novel of the same by Ryu Murakami.

Piercing” stars Christopher Abbott as a businessman hired to check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting prostitute, played by indie darling Mia Wasikowska with fearless conviction. Unfortunately for the man, the prostitute he chooses to kill ends up being more intelligent, more twisted, and even more blood-thirty than he ever imagined. The supporting cast includes Laia Costa, Olivia Bond, and Marin Ireland.

In his review out of Sundance, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn called “Piercing” a “swift tribute to Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ filtered through Quentin-Tarantinoesque exuberance.
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Grudge Reboot Now Slated for June 21st, 2019 Release

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The sound of meowing could become scary again next summer with Sony's release of a new Grudge movie, and fans of the supernatural franchise will be pleased to know that the wait for the new film will now be nearly two months shorter.

According to Exhibitor Relations, the new Grudge movie (tilted Grudge) is now slated to haunt theaters on June 21st, 2019 from Sony, moving it up nearly two months from its previous August 16th, 2019 release date:

Sony's Grudge reboot moves up 2 months and now has a playdate with Woody and Buzz's Toy Story 4--June 21, 2019 instead of Aug. 16. Play nice...or don't.

— Exorcist Relations (@ERCboxoffice) October 24, 2018

Considered a rebooted entry in the film franchise that first started in Japan with 2002's Ju-On and then in America with 2004's The Grudge (co-starring Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jason Behr), the new Grudge film stars Andrea Riseborough, Demian Bichir, John Cho, Betty Gilpin,
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'The Favourite', 'Vox Lux', 'In Fabric' to play at AFI Fest

'The Favourite', 'Vox Lux', 'In Fabric' to play at AFI Fest
Cinema’s Legacy programme highlights films directed by women.

The Favourite, Vox Lux, and the first episode of Patty Jenkins’s limited series I Am The Night are among the selection to play in Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Midnight at AFI Fest 2018 presented by Audi.

The Special Screenings selections are: Cold War (Paweł Pawlikowski), Everybody Knows (Asghar Farhadi), Gotham Awards nominee The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), the North American Premiere of Stan & Ollie (Jon S. Baird), Under The Silver Lake (David Robert Mitchell) and Vox Lux (Brady Corbet).

Documentaries inckude The Cold Blue (Erik Nelson) and
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Nicolas Pesce’s Noir ‘Piercing’ Gets Early Holiday Release

Nicolas Pesce’s Noir ‘Piercing’ Gets Early Holiday Release
After premiering at Sundance, The Eyes of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce will see his psychological thriller Piercing (read our review) release in limited theaters and on Digital HD and VOD platforms December 7, 2018. Starring Mia Wasikowska, Christoper Abbott, Laia Costa, Maria Dizza, Wendell Pierce, and Martin Ireland, the early press release said that Pesce: “Blends psychological horror with comedy and stylish neo-noir, […]
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Fantastic Fest 2018: Wrap and Index of Films We Really, Really Liked

We have no grand pronouncements to make about this year's edition of Fantastic Fest, except to say that we (mostly) wrote only about films that we really, really liked. Here's our wrap (as of this moment) of our reviews and interviews. More related articles may follow. Reviews The Unthinkable by Peter Martin Apostle by J. Hurtado Madam Yankelova's Fine Literature Club by Peter Martin Fp 2: Beats of Rage by J. Hurtado The Night Comes For Us by Peter Martin Destroyer by Peter Martin Dachra by J. Hurtado After the Screaming Stops by Peter Martin Interviews Gareth Evans on Apostle by Peter Martin Gustav Moller on The Guilty by Peter Martin Amanda Kramer on Ladyworld by Eric Ortiz Garcia Nicolas Pesce on Piercing by Eric...

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Fantastic Fest 2018 Interview: Nicolas Pesce on His Film Adaptation of Murakami Ryu's Piercing

For his second feature length film, after The Eyes of My Mother, young American director Nicolas Pesce decided to adapt Murakami Ryu’s 1994 novel Piercing. The movie stars Christopher Abbott and definitely has one of the most striking opening sequences of the year: Reed, Abbott's character, is a well-mannered family man who nonetheless is ready to kill his own child, however, his wife interrupts him and his own interior voice -- projected through a talking baby! -- says that he should instead murder a female prostitute. Quickly, he decides to go on with the latter plan, therefore rents a room and hires sex worker Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), who turns out to be not what he was expecting at all and another quite twisted soul. Piercing...

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