In July of last year, it was announced that Joe Lynch, known for directing Wrong Turn 2 and Mayhem, would be directing an adaptation of an H.P. Lovecraft story with a screenplay written by Dennis Paoli. The adaptation, titled Suitable Flesh, is produced by Barbara Crampton, who starred in several popular Lovecraft adaptations. The movie is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in June, and the first image of Suitable Flesh with Heather Graham has been released.
Update: And now there is a new (very short) glimpse of Suitable Flesh available from Tribeca. See below.
The plot of the movie is an erotic body-swapping horror based on Lovecraft’s “The Thing on the Doorstep”, with Suitable Flesh featuring Heather Graham as a psychiatrist who becomes obsessed with a client with multiple personalities, played by Judah Lewis. Bruce Davison, Johnathon Schaech, and Crampton also appear in the film.
Amp, in association with Eyevox Entertainment, produced the film, with Crampton as Vice President of Production and Development at Amp. The film’s worldwide sales are being handled by Amp, and executive producers include Brian Yuzna, Rick Moore, James Norrir, Nina Kolokouri, and Lynch.
“We’ve been so fortunate to work with top talent,” says Crampton, “both behind and in front of the camera on our recent films. At Amp it’s about developing not only memorable, thought-provoking material for an audience, but also fresh and unusual enough to attract the very best creative collaborators. I was ecstatic when first the formidable Joe Lynch, then Heather Graham signed on – her natural charm is always in evidence, but we get to see a different untapped side of her abilities here. I’ve been thrilled to be invited to join seasoned pros at Amp, and we are only getting started.”
Lynch added: “When I read Dennis Paoli’s adaptation of the story, I felt like there was a fantastic opportunity to update and subvert Lovecraft’s often old-fashioned sensibilities in a way that felt modern, relevant and even dangerous, with a pinch of 90’s neo-noir and a dash of eroticism 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, scary film isn’t just a modernized love letter to Lovecraft, but the kind of provocatively entertaining “sin-ema” I believe audiences are salivating for!”
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Last Updated on May 18, 2023.