‘Perpetrator’ Trailer: Alicia Silverstone Is A Creepy Aunt In Jennifer Reeder’s Shudder Horror Arriving In September

A girl’s transition into womanhood can be a scary thing, and the driving force behind any number of classic horror films, such as Carrie. Well, you can add a strange new addition to the list with Jennifer Reeder’s Perpetrator, which finds one young woman experiencing a radical change that could save her town, or doom it.

This weird new movie gives us the creepiest version of Alicia Silverstone in years, playing someone who seems like a relative of the Addams Family. The film is led by Kiah McKirnan as Jonny, a rebellious teen whose body undergoes a total metamorphosis when her 18th birthday nears.

Here’s the synopsis: “Jonny Baptiste (Kiah McKirnan) is a reckless teen sent to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie (Alicia Silverstone). On her 18th birthday, she experiences a radical metamorphosis: a family spell that redefines her called Forevering. When several teen girls go missing at her new school, a mythically feral Jonny goes after the Perpetrator.”

Bizarre school shooting drills, nosebleeds, body horror, family legacies, and dark humor that references high school movies of the past. This movie seems to have it all, and looks perfect for the folks at Shudder.

The film is written and directed by Reeder, whose experience in the genre include Night’s End and the Holy Hell segment in V/H/S/94, both released through Shudder so they know what she can do.

Perpetrator hits Shudder and select theaters on September 1st.

Travis Hopson
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