Moon Garden Finally Has a Release Date!

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I’ve had my eye on Moon Garden for a little while now. I first heard about this film when I saw the trailer back in February, and I was instantly captivated. It looked like an enchanting and beautifully atmospheric blend of fantasy and horror, so I put it on my to-watch list right away. Then, about a month ago, my colleague and podcast co-host Sean Parker got to see the movie at the Boston Underground Film Festival, and he said it lived up to the hype.

So naturally, I’ve been absolutely dying to see this film myself, but up until now, it hasn’t had an official release date. Back when the trailer first came out, all we knew was that Moon Garden was set to hit arthouse theaters sometime later this year, but the distributor didn’t say when that would be. We just had to sit tight and wait for an update, and thankfully, that wait is finally over.

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Moon Garden will start playing at the IFC Center in New York City on May 19, and then it’ll expand to the Alamo Drafthouse Los Angeles the very next week. After that, I’m not sure if it’s supposed to \lay in any other theaters, but either way, I suspect it’ll be getting a VOD release pretty soon as well. For comparison, the recent folk horror film Enys Men, which got an extremely limited theatrical release on March 31, hit VOD about two and a half weeks later, so I bet Moon Garden will be available to watch at home almost immediately too.

The film is about a young girl who finds herself stuck in a fantasy land after suffering a horrible accident and slipping into a coma, and while there, she’s hunted by what the official plot synopsis calls “a nightmarish specter that feeds off her tears.” She desperately needs to get back to her world, and the only way to do that is to follow her loving mother’s voice.

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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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