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Demi Moore's New Horror Movie Drops Chilling Teaser

Demi Moore’s New Horror Movie Drops Chilling Teaser

French director Coralie Fargeat, known for her breakout horror film “Revenge” in 2017, is back with her latest feature, “The Substance.” The movie stars Demi Moore, Margaret Qualley, and Dennis Quaid. It premiered earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won Best Screenplay. A first teaser for the film has now been released, hinting at the blend of gruesome and stylish elements that Fargeat is known for. The teaser also highlights some of the film’s early praise. Watch the teaser trailer for “The Substance” before it arrives in theaters on September 20th.

The Cannes Film Festival offered a description of the movie: “Have you ever dreamed of a better version of yourself? You should try this new product: The Substance. It changed my life. With The Substance, you can generate another version of yourself, younger, more beautiful, more perfect… Just share the time. One week for one, one week for the other. A perfect balance of seven days. Easy isn’t it? If you follow the instructions, what could go wrong?”

In addition to being a body horror movie, this synopsis teases that it could borrow elements of body-swapping, making for an altogether ambitious outing for the genre.

With 44 reviews, “The Substance” currently boasts a 93% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Esther Zuckerman from The Daily Beast wrote about the film, “When I say ‘The Substance,’ the Demi Moore-starring movie that rocked Cannes, is bloody, that’s an understatement. Take the amount of blood you think could be in this movie and double it. No, triple it. At one point during the runtime you will think you have seen the bloodiest part, but just you wait. It gets bloodier. And yet the blood isn’t even the part of this wonderfully batsh-t body horror spectacular that had me almost throwing up. It’s a symphony of lurching flesh that might have you both gagging and cheering. The audience at my press screening of Cannes certainly did. We whooped, we gasped, and we clapped. It’s the grossest thing you will see all year.”

Meanwhile, David Ehrlich at IndieWire expressed, “‘The Substance’ is a non-stop, go-until-you-gag epic that builds and builds and builds until it scars everyone in the audience with a deep-seated physiological aversion to the idea that we can ever hope to escape from ourselves. Fargeat’s movie escalates with the kind of ultra-confident audacity that leaves you laughing out loud at sights that would otherwise make you shriek instead, and it simply refuses to end until even Harvey himself is sickened by how society pressures women into shaping their bodies.”

“The Substance” hits theaters on September 20th.

Source: ComicBook, Rotten Tomatoes, The Daily Beast, IndieWire