H.P. Lovecraft is an iconic horror influence, no doubt about that. Unfortunately, those films made in his honor or for which he served as inspiration don’t always hit their mark. Thankfully director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Mayhem, The Movie Crypt Podcast) seems to have pulled from a number of places for the upcoming Suitable Flesh. Mostly, it seems to ooze the feeling of those wonderful low-rent horror films that came out in response to Halloween and Friday the 13th. You know the ones, or at least you know their VHS covers if you were a child of the 80’s like me. The films released between 80-83 with rad names and Van Wall art style covers.
Heather Graham, who is in her 50s but doesn’t look to have aged a day since the early 2000’s, stars as a psychiatrist who dives deep into dark magic and the occult to save a patient with extreme personality disorder. The film, as is evidenced by the trailer below, is being marketed as an “erotic body-swapping horror” and I’m here for it. Thankfully we don’t have to wait much longer as Shudder and Vertigo Releasing will be treating us to a dual theatrical and VOD release on October 27th, 2023. Don’t worry cheapskates, if your looking to enjoy for free Shudder will be streaming the film first thing next year, January 2024.