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Generational Narcissism Put Under the Microscope in Trailer for Supernatural Shocker ‘AMELIA’S CHILDREN’

Magnet Releasing has today debuted the official trailer for Gabriel Abrantes‘ (Diamantino) supernatural shocker, Amelia’s Children.

Written and directed by Abrantes, and starring Brigette Lundy-Paine (“Atypical,” Bill & Ted Face the Music), Alba Baptista (“Warrior Nun”), and Carloto Cotta (Diamantino, “Élite”), Amelia’s Children follows Edward (Cotta) on a search for his biological family which leads him and his girlfriend Ryley (Lundy-Paine) to a magnificent villa high in the mountains of Northern Portugal. He is full of excitement at meeting his long-lost mother and twin brother to discover who he is and where he comes from. But nothing is as it seems, and Edward will soon learn that he is linked to them by a monstrous secret.

Commenting on the film Abrantes said, “I love film, in all its guises, its many genres, and have made animations, sci-fi, comedy, experimental films, and my first feature film Diamantino (directed with Daniel Schmidt, 2018), was inspired on the comedies of remarriage from the ‘30s and ‘40s, like Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, or Sullivan’s Travels. I wanted to make a horror film, and have it, for lack of a better word, my aesthetic, in the sense that it mixes weird humor, perversion, shock, and politics … I wanted to make a horror film about family. I wanted it to have the epic family monstrosity of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, and was inspired by the autobiographic references in Stoker’s Dracula. What I mean is that the idea that horror was a sort of mirror that enhanced reality by distorting it, was something that I wanted to try doing in this film. One of the main themes of the film is the primal taboo of consanguine sexual relations, and I wanted to make this taboo into a horror myth about generational narcissism, specifically how parents can be narcissists, and how a mother could be so vain and obsessed with beauty that she would be willing to do anything, even commit the most messed up transgressions.”

Magnet Releasing will release Amelia’s Children in theaters and on VOD
this coming March 1st, 2024 and in the meantime, we’ll leave you with the aforementioned trailer.

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