Following a sneak peek teaser trailer released to tie in with the Fantasia International Film Festival world premiere of Rebekah McKendry‘s (All The Creatures Were Stirring) modern-day Lovecraftian horror feature, Glorious, Shudder has now unleashed the film’s full trailer ahead of its imminent release on the streaming platform.
Directed by McKendry, from a screenplay written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull, and David Ian McKendry, Glorious stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”, “Them”) and Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Dark Skies, “Night Sky”).
Commenting on the film, filmmaker, genre journalist, and celebrated podcast host McKendry said, “Glorious speaks to my adoration of Lovecraft, gore, absurdist humor, philosophy, and the type of transgressive movies that leave you thinking I can’t believe I just saw that … It is a wild mix of horror, humor, and heady moralistic concepts about our own existential realizations of who we really are, forcing each of us to stare into our personal abyss. And sometimes, the abyss stares back… and maybe has a favor to ask.”
Playing out mostly within the confines of a rest-stop bathroom, Glorious is a psychedelic, comedic, overwhelmingly messy, and surprisingly emotional indie shocker full of twists and unimaginable turns that boasts one of the most jaw-dropping roles of Simmons’ career.
Spiraling out after a bad breakup, Wes (Kwanten) ends up at a remote rest stop miles away from civilization. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure (Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As Wes tries to escape, he finds himself an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could possibly imagine…
Glorious will debut exclusively on Shudder on August 18, 2022 and, until then, we’ll leave you with the aforementioned full trailer.