Another horror film hiding within the massive Sundance Film Festival program is The Eyes of My Mother director Nicolas Pesce‘s psychological thriller, Piercing.
Get this, Piercing based on Audition writer Ryu Murakami’s 1994 novel of the same name!
Starring Mia Wasikowska, Christoper Abbott, Laia Costa, Maria Dizza, Wendell Pierce, and Martin Ireland, the press release says that Pesce:
“Blends psychological horror with comedy and stylish neo-noir, resulting in a sly take on the fantasy of escape and the hazards of modern romance.”
In the film, “Reed (Christopher Abbott) is going on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but in lieu of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush and a murder kit. Everything is meticulously planned: check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. Only then will he rid himself of his devious impulses and continue to be a good husband and father. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room. First, they relax and get in the mood, but when there’s an unexpected disruption, the balance of control begins to sway back and forth between the two. Is he seeing things? Who’s playing whom? Before the night is over, a feverish nightmare will unfold, and Reed and Jackie will seal their bond in blood.”
The Piercing World Premiere takes place on Saturday, January 20th at 11:59pm.