Shudder’s H.P. Lovecraft Film ‘Suitable Flesh’ Makes Its Premiere At FrightFest

August 25, 2023

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Based on H.P. Lovecraft’s twisted tale, Shudder and Lovecraft’s Suitable Flesh premieres at FrightFest.


Suitable Flesh sees Psychiatrist Elizabeth Derby become obsessed with helping a young patient with an extreme personality disorder. But it leads her into dark occult danger as she tries to escape a horrific fate.


Directed by Joe Lynch (Point Blank, Mayhem), the film features an incredible cast that includes Heather Graham (Lost in Space, Boogie Nights, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me), Judah Lewis (Demolition, The Babysitter)Bruce Davison (X-Men, Insidious: The Last Key), Johnathon Schaech (The Night Clerk), and Barbara Crampton (You’re Next, Beyond The Gates, Lords oYou’rem).


FrightFest, the UK’s biggest, best, and most beloved horror and fantasy film festival, returns in a blaze of gory glory to the Cineworld Leicester Square, London, for its 24th edition this year with pioneering technology & entertainment company Pigeon Shrine as its headline sponsor. The company is the brainchild of Tom Paton, working alongside industry finance veterans Jamie McLeod-Ross and Charley McDougall.


Running from Thursday, August 24 through Monday, August 28, Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is a joyful big-screen celebration of genre cinema, offering a carnival of carnage, an array of shock, and a tableau of terror. This year, over five days, audiences can explore the magic of menace, mayhem, and mischief with seventy films programmed across four screens. There are twenty-five world, twenty-three International / European, and twelve UK premieres, with fourteen countries represented, spanning five continents.


Following its FrightFest premiere, Suitable Flesh is set to make its streaming debut on Shudder in January 2024.


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