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‘Who do you think you are!’
Suitable flesh is a 2023 American horror film about a psychiatrist obsessed with one of her young clients with multiple personalities.
Directed and produced by Joe Lynch (Mayhem; Knights of Badassdom; Wrong turn 2: dead again; Chillerama “Zom-B-Movie” segment) from a screenplay written by Dennis Paoli very loosely based on the 1933 short story by HP Lovecraft The thing on the doorstep.
Produced by Morgan Peter Brown, Barbara Crampton, Bob Portal, Inderpal Singh and Joe Wicker. Co-executive produced by Nina Kolokouri, Rick Moore, James Norrie and Brian Yuzna.
The AMP International-Eyevox Entertainment co-production stars Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Barbara Crampton, Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, Giovannie Cruz, JD Evermore, Drake Malone, Chris McKenna, Brett Newton, Jonah Ray and Hunter Womack.
“Movies these days are generally scared of sex. It’s there as an element in many stories, but rarely at the forefront. Lynch and company’s desire to have sex as a primary factor makes the movie still bolder. Suitable flesh is perverted, weird and a lot of fun. The aisle seat
“In a film where life and death are constantly in play, where the soul can exist inside a corpse when the heart stops beating, caring about the characters is the only way for us to found ourselves on the edge of our seats. Thanks to the cast and Paoli for presenting the narrative in such a way that we do.
“Judah Lewis, Heather Graham and Barbara Crampton are able to tap into aspects of themselves we have yet to see, backed by the assured direction of Joe Lynch. bubble and several split diopter scenes give the film an extra fun personality.An epic and entertaining throwback to the sleazy big names of the 80s, Suitable flesh absolutely not to be missed.” 4.5 out of 5, Josh at the movies
“The film is respectful of the work to which it owes so much, with homage paid in the occasional callback to certain established shots of Resuscitator and other easter eggs for fans […] It respects the past and looks to the future, due as much to Gordon’s work as to ’90s erotic horrors like Anne Goursaud’s. The Vampire’s Embrace, a sexy and welcome addition to a landscape of increasingly sexless genre films. Screen anarchy
Suitable flesh premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 11, 2023, and will be released theatrically and on demand (VOD) later this year by RLJE Films and stream on Shudder.
Mark Ward, director of acquisitions for RLJE Films, said: “The cast of Suitable flesh directed by Heather Graham brings complex, layered performances to this new take on Lovecraft. We are thrilled to bring this film to Tribeca, especially with longtime collaborators, actor/producer Barbara Crampton and director Joe Lynch.
Director Joe Lynch said in a statement: “When I read Dennis Paoli’s adaptation of the story, I felt there was a fantastic opportunity to update and subvert the Lovecraft’s often old-fashioned sensibilities in a way that felt modern, relevant and even dangerous, with a dash of 90’s neo-noir and a dash of erotica to spice up the stew.Working with Amp and such a fantastic cast – including Heather, Judah, Barbara, Bruce and Johnathon – we’re so excited that this sexy, funny and scary movie isn’t just a modernized love letter to Lovecraft, but the provocative ‘sin-ema’ kind of entertainment I think audiences are salivating !”
Co-star and co-producer Barbara Crampton added, “We’ve been fortunate to work with top talent behind and in front of the camera on our recent films. At AMP, it’s about developing not only material that’s memorable and engaging for an audience, but also fresh and unusual enough to attract the best creative collaborators. I was ecstatic when the formidable Joe Lynch and then Heather Graham signed – his natural charm is still on display, but here we see another untapped side of his abilities. I was thrilled to be invited to join seasoned professionals at AMP, and we’re just getting started.
More Joe Lynch movies:
MAYHEM (2017) Reviews and preview
KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM (2013) Reviews and preview
WRONG TURN 2: DEAD END (2007) Reviews and Preview
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