‘Angelica’ Trailer: Jena Malone Gets Haunted by Some Creepy Victorian Ghosts
You may recall a horror film from 2007 called ‘Teeth,’ about a teen girl coping with the discovery that she’s been afflicted with the fabled Vagina Dentata. The director of that film, Mitchell Lichtenstein (yes, the son of famous pop artist Roy Lichtenstein) has returned with a new horror film, and this one looks way more atmospheric, but still appears to deal with sexual and gender politics, much like ‘Teeth.’ Bonus: it stars Jena Malone, who most recently appeared in ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ and ‘Inherent Vice.’
The first trailer for ‘Angelica’ is…kind of weird. It focuses on Constance and Joseph, a couple in Victorian England, whose doctor instructs them not to have sex after the birth of their daughter, Angelica. As the couple deals with their sexual repression and Constance grows increasingly protective of their daughter, a ghostly presence begins to terrorize them. That sounds like it has the potential to be pretty heavy, and the trailer indicates some bizarre and spooky stuff—though most of the intensity appears to center around Constance, and not the actual ghost or ghosts.
‘Angelica’ is based on the horror novel by Arthur Phillips, and also stars Janet McTeer and Ed Stoppard. While there’s no current release date, the film premieres at the Berlin Film Festival next week.