For those who've missed it, I grew up in the great American Midwest in a small factory town that really only had a handful of television channels. Back in that day, the bulk of my entertainment choices were small stations that stuffed their broadcast line-up with syndicated fare: Japanese anime or live-action stuff along with many of the low budget films lampooned by the merry yucksters on MST3K. WGN -- a station out of Chicago -- also played some Friday night Creature Features that were grand; but most of what I watched was a step or two better than pure schlock ... so I learned to love it.
Though I'm not lamenting this upbringing, I will say categorically that folks these days just don't understand that kind of entertainment diet. Today, practically anything and everything is prepared for a point-and-click consumer-on-demand viewer; but back then things like grown actors lumbering around in huge rubber suits was the best we could get. And we couldn't get it when we wanted: we had to take it when it was on-air. When this is all you have and there's literally no alternative, you can learn to love something other folks might turn their nose up from.
So I gained immeasurable respect for the monster movies. The good ones. And the bad ones. Even to this day, the wifey doesn't quite understand why I watch half of what I do; all I can do is assure her that it has everything to do with my upbringing.
You can imagine my delight when this morning I came across the trailer for a little something something titled Hatching (2022). Based on what I'm reading from the film's IMDB.com citation, it looks like this comes from a production house in Finland. Though I'm unfamiliar with her work, Hanna Bergholm directs, and it looks like she's an award-nominated professional. The script comes from Ilja Rautsi, a scribe who has trafficked a bit in genre stuff. The cast are obviously a handful of folks from over there, so I couldn't say much of anything about what they might bring to the table.
What can I say?
Well, that's a very disturbing trailer.
The story clearly revolves around a young girl's desire to redeem her family after mom performs a mercy killing on a bird injured from flying into their home; and it would look like it all eventually spirals into a grotesque and bloody Hellscape from there.
Just the kind of thing I was raised on!
Trailer is below. It doesn't release for consumption (too soon?) until late April, so this gives each of us plenty of time to save our pennies.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!