‘Swallowed’ Nasty New Trailer Takes You On A Twisted Journey Through Bugs And Body Horror [Watch]


Carter Smith, the mind behind the terrifying 2008 film The Ruins, is back with the queer horror of your nightmares. His new film Swallowed is a twisted tale of bugs and love, a dirty exercise in intimacy that’ll have tears in your eyes and bile in your throat. Don’t believe us? Check out the brand-new trailer.

Read the full synopsis:

After a drug run goes bad, two friends must survive a nightmarish ordeal of drugs, bugs, and horrific intimacy in this backwoods body-horror thriller. 

Watch the trailer below. Beware, it may just make you squirm.

In her review out of the 2022 Overlook Film Festival, Dread Central’s Mary Beth McAndrews wrote:

With Swallowed, Smith proves the importance of dirty, transgressive queer horror that refuses to cater to a straight gaze. Queerness doesn’t need to be palatable to be respected. Sure, it’s great to see happy, funny gays in romcoms. But seeing hot gay guys get covered in dirt and muck and experience body horrors is what I want. I am a chaotic gross queer and want to see myself in these films. Swallowed is a film for those of us who see our queerness as beautifully monstrous, gross, cool, sexy, and a little scary. 

Jena Malone, Mark Patton, Cooper Koch, and Jose Colon star in the film.

Swallowed comes to VOD and digital on February 14, 2023.



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