“Appendage” Trailer Will Fry Your Nerves and Test Your Gag Reflex

If you like your horror movies extra-gross, Hulu has you covered. As part of their "Huluween" line-up, they bring you Anna Zlokovic's debut feature Appendage, based on her own short film.

Hadley Robinson stars as Hannah, a fashion designer consumed with pushing herself to the next level. (I see shades of Black Swan and Whiplash here.) As a deadline approaches, her anxiety starts manifesting itself. Specifically, it starts to literally grow out of her stomach, consuming her and causing intense pain. When she meets some people who have the same affliction, things get even crazier. There will certainly be comparisons to David and Brandon Cronenberg, given the fixation on body horror. But Zlokovic will make this twisted tale all her own. The cast also includes Emily Hampshire of Schitt's Creek, and Desmin Borges and Brandon Mychal Smith (both from You're the Worst).

Appendage streams exclusively on Hulu on October 2.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.