Mickey Keating’s DARLING Set to Bring ‘Terror Beyond Comprehension’ To FANTASTIC FEST

Darling_posterWhile speaking to director Mickey Keating earlier this year, the prolific filmmaker mentioned his upcoming film DARLING and how his goal was to make a film that was like a really bad drug trip, an homage to films like REPULSION, ERASERHEAD and TROUBLE EVERY DAY (interview here). Fast forward to this week, when in celebration of the film’s premiere at the Austin, TX staple, Fantastic Fest (Friday, September 25th) we were sent not only one hell of a poster for the film, but a frantic and panic inducing teaser, one that looks ABSOLUTELY incredible. We’ve loved everything that Keating has done so far (RITUAL, POD), and DARLING looks like it’s yet another side of the always changing filmmaker who refuses to be pigeon-holed into a specific type of film.

It’s the sign of a true artist when every single film said artist creates, feels completely different than their previous film.  Mark my words, fright fanatics, this film will most likely blow people away. We can’t wait to check this one out at FF (running September 24-Oct.1), and we’ll let you know how it fares.

DARLING begins as a lonely young woman moves into an old, mysterious Manhattan mansion. Hired as a caretaker, it’s not long before she discovers the estate’s haunted reputation and troubling past. These stories slowly transform into a backdrop for her twisted and violent descent into madness…

Mickey Keating’s new feature is a chilling black and white psychological horror story beautifully shot in New York City. Edited like a nightmare and scored like a hallucination, DARLING stars Lauren Ashley Carter (POD, JUG FACE) with supporting performances by Brian Morvant, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden, John Speredakos, and Helen Rogers. Produced by Fessenden and Jenn Wexler for Glass Eye Pix and Sean Fowler for Alexander Groupe. Keating and Carter are also producers and composer Giona Ostinelli returns from the director’s previous feature to score this film. Poster art done by Erin Mealing.

DARLING will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX on Friday, September 25th at 5:20pm with a repeat screening Thursday, October 1st at 1:30pm.

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