Sundance Horror Flick “Hatching” Unveils Creepy Trailer

It may be early in the year, but there's already plenty for horror fans in January, including the new Scream, See for Me and Hatching. The Finnish flick premieres at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which is once again online only.

In Hatching, a young girl brings home an egg she finds in the woods, raising it as best she can. Once it breaks out of its shell, all hell breaks loose. This is no cute little baby bird. In addition to the scares, the film also satirizes mommy bloggers and suburban life. (Honestly, until a character spoke, I thought this took place in America.) Expect some excellent creature work and splashes of blood on the perfectly white homes.

Hatching premieres at Sundance on January 22. IFC Midnight will release the film in select theaters and on VOD on April 29.


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.