Set to premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 27 (see the full schedule here), Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl from director A.D. Calvo looks like a return to Gothic, atmospheric horror. Dig the trailer below, and visit the film’s official website too.
Sweet, Sweet Lonely Girl stars Erin Wilhelmi, Susan Kellermann, and Quinn Shephard.
SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL is a Gothic horror film that chronicles the experience of Adele (Wilhelmi) as she goes to live as a caregiver for her aging aunt, Dora (Kellerman). Set against the Social Security crisis of the 1980 Reagan-Carter election, SWEET, SWEET LONELY GIRL is an innovative play on genre, striking a bold intersection between the apparitions of a ghost story and the moralist lessons of an after-school special.
When Adele’s mother gets a call for help from her rich sister, she sends Adele to live with her. Alone in a large, empty house, shuttling food and medicine to a woman who won’t leave her room or show her face, Adele grows lonely. She meets a local young woman, Beth (Shephard), seductive and mysterious, with whom she quickly becomes intimate friends.
Beth commands increasingly more of Adele’s time and focus, testing Adele’s moral ground as she starts to abandon her responsibilities caring for her aunt. As Adele begins to discover that Beth may not be who she says she is, she is sent spiraling down a psychologically unhinged and phantasmagoric path, following in the footsteps of her unstable aunt.
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