First trailer for Teeth director's new Victorian horror flick Angelica

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Oct 18, 2017

Teeth director Mitchell Lichtenstein’s Victorian gothic horror movie Angelica is finally getting a release date, and to celebrate the news, a haunting new trailer has dropped. Will you dare have a look?

Starring Jena Malone (Sucker Punch, The Hunger Games), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, The White Queen), Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dad), Charles Keating (Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo), and Ed Stoppard (The Pianist, The Crown), the movie, written and directed by Lichtenstein, is based on novelist Arthur Phillips’ 2008 book, Angelica: A Novel.

The movie debuted as an official selection at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival and was screened later that year at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, but seemingly nowhere else. We covered Angelica back in 2015 when it first came to our attention, and since then we’ve been impatiently waiting for the gothic ghost story to finally hit the big screen. Well, that time is finally here. Freestyle Digital Media has announced that Angelica will be released in limited theaters and on Digital HD on Nov. 17.

The latest trailer for Angelica gives off a lot of Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw meets The Woman in Black vibes, two pretty frightening ghost stories in their own right. There’s a lot of sexual repression in Angelica because Victorian era, which leads to the scary ghostly happenings in the movie. Check out the official detailed synopsis:

In Victorian London, innocent shop girl Constance falls in love and marries Dr. Joseph Barton, a medical researcher. She has a sexual awakening with her husband, but their passion is cut short after the life-threatening birth of daughter Angelica. Their puritanical doctors order abstinence, condemning Constance for lascivious appetites. Sexual repression leads to obsession, and Constance becomes increasingly protective of Angelica. Joseph’s secrets fuel the growing conflicts. Then, late at night, the household is disrupted by what appears to be a paranormal predator. The eerie visits multiply, evermore menacing and vividly evoking Constance’s deepest fears.  To cleanse the home of its terrors, she reaches out to spiritualist Anne Montague. But the arrival of this charismatic woman brings even more complexities to the deteriorating Barton household. Constance places her deepest trust in Anne, and together they fight against a force that may be more sinisterly human than supernatural…

(via Bloody-Disgusting)