Love The Shape of Water? Absolutely adore Get Out? Well, then, someone has made a movie just for you. And it's really short, so if it sucks, you don't have to worry about wasting much of your time. That's right, we have the first trailer for Soft Matter, and, well, you can check out the trailer for yourself.
If you've seen Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water, which walked away with Best Picture at this year's Oscars, then you'll notice more than a passing resemblance to that monster drama just from the Soft Matter poster alone. It's easy to confuse the two. And it doesn't help that Wild Eye releasing are pushing that point home in their promotional materials for the movie.
"The Shape of Water meets Get Out in the unique Sci-fi Horror Soft Matter, premiering on VOD 5/22 from Wild Eye Releasing."
RONN!E from SciFiMonkeys.com goes one step further in claiming that, "It's like Shape of Water swimming in electrified horror." Jim Hickcox's feature debut tells of two graffiti artists that break into an abandoned, reportedly haunted research facility in hopes of creating an art installation, but stumble upon a team of demented researchers who are in the process of resurrecting an ancient sea creature, who they now must fight in order to not become their next experiment.
Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, and Mary Anzalone star in a "fiercely original and incredibly entertaining masterpiece" (A Word of Dreams). Jim Hickcox has made a name for himself with several short films such as Slow Creep, The Rise of Kenji Gojira and Divine Urine. He got his start in the Camera and Electrical Department, and has worked on over 30 projects over the past couple years, honing his craft.
Leading lady Ruby Lee Dove II is also more known for her work in short films, with Soft Matter one of her biggest projects to date. Hal Schneider has a similar resume. As does Mary Anzalone, so this could really be a big break out for any and all of these actors. The thriller really seems to be banking on its premise and the fact that maybe you liked The Shape of Water enough to check this out.
The first trailer and poster for Soft Matter arrive direct from Wild Eye releasing. You can check out what it's all about and wonder if this is something you really want to devote your time too. It's maybe good for a laugh or a scare.