Austrian premiere

Suitable Flesh

Joe Lynch | US 2023 | 100 Min | DCP

Shrink Elizabeth lives with her loving husband in a pristine middle-class idyll. One day young Asa turns up at her office and tells her an unbelievable story that she cannot seem to shake in the days to come. The more she immerses herself in the boy’s life, the more she falls for it (and him)—and gradually, reality and insanity start to blur. It’s a small sensation Joe Lynch serves up here: an eldritch tale in the spirit of Stuart Gordon’s iconic Lovecraft adaptations Re-Animator and From Beyond—from the pen of the same screenwriter, Dennis Paoli. Suitable Flesh seems like a forgotten video-store gem from the late eighties: steamy, glowing, dangerous. A work of art!

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Language OV
Cast Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, Barbara Crampton
Writer Dennis Paoli (screenplay), H.P. Lovecraft (based on "The Thing on the Doorstep")
Editing Jack N. Gracie
Cinematography David Matthews