Horror movies aren’t exactly supposed to make you feel good. They’re supposed to shock you. They’re supposed to terrify you. And they’re supposed to show you just how evil and horrifying the world can be.
If this clip from Zack Parker’s Proxy (review) is any indication, it’s one horror film that truly earns its place within the genre.
We must warn you that the clip you’re about to see is incredibly disturbing, and it depicts a pregnant woman being savagely assaulted. Art is not safe, and this shocking opening sequence is proof of that fact. You have been warned.
Proxy will hit VOD outlets on April 18th, with a release at NYC’s IFC Center on the same date. A wider theatrical rollout is expected to follow.
Alexia Rasmussen, Alexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, and Joe Swanberg all star.
A very pregnant Esther Woodhouse (Rasmussen) is walking home after her latest OB appointment when she is brutally attacked and disfigured by a hooded assailant. When Esther seeks consolation in a support group, she finds friendship and empathy in Melanie (Havins), another mother scarred with tragedy. Esther soon begins to believe that the horrific event might be a bittersweet act of fate. However, friendship and empathy can be very dangerous things when accepted by the wrong people.
Proxy is a European-style suspense-thriller that promises to challenge the traditional cinematic form. Parker has reunited with The Newton Brothers to compose the score as well as Jim Timperman as Director of Photography to lens the film. A notable addition to Parker’s crew is seasoned Special F/X Make-Up Artist James Ojala. Proxy was shot on location in Eastern Indiana.
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