Shelley isn’t a horror title igniting the strands of the interwebs. What it is, is a quiet little production creeping out of Denmark on an apparent mission to leave everyone who sees it squirming in their seat. That’s not simple hyperbole, either, as you’ll see in the attached trailer.
The cut begins admittedly slow, but takes a turn for the eerie before arriving at its destination of grotesque. You can join in on that adventure below.
Ali Abbasi directs and co-writes with Maren Louise Käehne. Ellen Dorrit Petersen (King of Devil’s Island), Cosmina Stratan (Beyond the Hills), Björn Andrésen (Spring Tide) and Marlon Kindberg Bach star.
Shelley is scheduled to VOD on July 29th.
Synopsis: Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise’s biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena. Elena accepts to bear Louise’s child as a surrogate mother in exchange for a large amount of money. The life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror set in around the inevitable birth…