‘Something In The Dirt’ Trailer: Justin Benson And Aaron Moorhead’s New Paranoid Thriller Opens In November

The directing duo of Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead are having a moment. Following their MCU debut directing episodes of Moon Knight, and then landing the gig directing Loki season 2, they’re now on the verge of releasing their latest feature, Something in the Dirt. And if you know their previous, mind-bending sci-fi films such as Synchronic and The Endless, you know to expect an experience that is anything but ordinary.

Interestingly, this also turns out to be one of their smaller, more independent efforts as it was shot during the COVID-19 lockdown. Benson and Moorhead direct and star, with Benson also writing the script and Moorhead on cinematography. The story involves two paranoid neighbors who experience something weird in one of their L.A. apartments, and realize this supernatural event could change their lives.

Reviews have been very good since it debuted at Sundance earlier this year. Something in the Dirt will open in theaters on November 4th.

Levi has snagged a no-lease apartment sight unseen in the Hollywood Hills to crash at while he ties up loose ends for his exodus from Los Angeles. He quickly strikes up a rapport with his new neighbor John, swapping stories like old friends under the glowing, smoke-filled skies of the city. Soon after meeting, Levi and John witness something impossible in one of their apartments. Terrified at first, they soon realize this could change their lives and give them a purpose. With dollar signs in their eyes, these two eccentric strangers will attempt to prove the supernatural.



Travis Hopson
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