‘Monstrous’ Trailer: Christina Ricci Faces Threats Real And Supernatural In New Suburban Horror

There’s no such thing as a “fresh start” when it comes to horror. The traumas of the past always come charging back, and they can come in many forms. That’s what Christina Ricci experiences in the new film, Monstrous, in which she plays a mother in 1950s rural America trying to protect her son from threats both real and possibly supernatural.

Here’s the synopsis: A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened.

The film also stars Colleen Camp, Santino Bernard, Don Balderamos, and Nick Vallelonga. Directing is someone quite familiar with the horror genre, Chris Sivertson, who co-wrote and co-directed the 2013 horror-comedy All Cheerleaders Die.

Ricci is having a bit of a moment. She recently appeared in The Matrix Resurrections while also scoring one of the biggest TV hits of the season with Yellowjackets. She’ll soon return to the Addams Family franchise with the upcoming Wednesday series.

Monstrous hits theaters and VOD on May 13th.

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