‘birth/rebirth’ Director Laura Moss On Their Childhood Obsession With Mary Shelley


Frankenstein and his monster are having quite the moment this year with filmmakers offering their own unique, and often necessary, re-tellings of Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale. One such entry in the year of Frankenstein canon is Laura Moss’ birth/rebirth, which sees our mad scientist as an isolated female morgue pathologist trying to cure death. But her seemingly good intentions lead to more than one terrifying complication.

Read the full synopsis below:

Rose (Marin Ireland) is a pathologist who prefers working with corpses over social interaction. She also has an obsession — the reanimation of the dead. Celie (Judy Reyes) is a maternity nurse who has built her life around her bouncy, chatterbox six-year-old daughter, Lila (A.J. Lister). When one tragic night, Lila suddenly falls ill and dies, the two women’s worlds crash into each other. They embark on a dark path of no return where they will be forced to confront how far they are willing to go to protect what they hold most dear.

Dread Central spoke with Moss about their introduction to horror icon Mary Shelley, the long incubation process for this film, working with a live pig, and more.

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birth/rebirth is out now in select theaters.



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