Hatching Trailer Teases a Bizarre Fantasy-Horror

I have to be honest, when I first heard about the Hatching trailer, I thought it seemed ridiculous. The film is about a girl who finds a strange egg and decides to care for it, and when the egg hatches, a bizarre creature emerges and wreaks havoc in her life. On paper, I didn’t think that sounded too interesting, but then I learned something about it that made me do a complete 180.

This movie is being released by IFC Midnight, and while the studio has had its fair share of stinkers, it’s also given us some of the best horror movies of the past several years, like The Feast, Relic, and A Dark Song. I’ll watch just about anything these guys put out, so when I heard this was their film, I knew I had to give the Hatching trailer a shot.

And I’m so glad I did because this trailer is absolutely phenomenal. I could probably gush about it for hours, but I’m going to limit myself to two main elements that really caught my attention.

For starters, the trailer is soaked in an eerie, almost dream-like atmosphere. Even when there’s nothing particularly strange happening, it always feels like the film takes place in another world, and that tone fits the wacky fantasy of this story just about perfectly. See, the premise is so bonkers that the film may not work if it’s too grounded, so I’m super glad the trailer has this kind of vibe.

Secondly, we have the monster. While the idea of a monstrous baby chicken may not strike too much fear in our hearts, the Hatching trailer executes it so well that I may never eat eggs again. This thing looks absolutely terrifying, so as a huge fan of monster movies, I can’t wait to see all the horrific mayhem it’s going to cause.

I could go on and on about this trailer, but you don’t need to take my word for it. Check it out yourself, and if you like outlandish fantasy-horror, I think this film is going to shoot up to the top of your most-anticipated list.

Hatching hits VOD platforms and limited theaters on April 29.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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