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    Runtime 1 hr 39 min
    Premiere: USA $138 617 April 14, 2023
    first day $17 996
    first weekend $45 707
    theaters 137
    rollout 114 days
    Digital: World September 5, 2023
    Parental Advisory Violence & Gore, Sex & Nudity
    • Violence & Gore


    • Sex & Nudity


    Production Companies ShudderRetrospecter Films
    Also Known As


    A morgue technician successfully reanimates the body of a little girl, but to keep her breathing, she will need to harvest biological materials from pregnant women. When the girl’s mother, a nurse, discovers her baby alive, they enter into a deal that forces them both down a dark path of no return.

    Сast and Crew


    Laura Moss devised a story concept based on their obsession with Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in the early 2000s. Moss began a first draft of 60 pages consisting of mainly imagery and story ideas. Brendan J. O'Brien, their long-time writing partner then outlined the plot and wrote the second draft. Moss explained to Filmmaker, "That tends to be how we work: his drafts are too long, my drafts are too short. We bat scenes back and forth, and by the end of the process, we don't even remember who touched what. We're very much married by the end of it". In 2018, Cinestate became briefly involved with the project, but the sides would spilt due to creative differences. In 2020, the script was selected to participate in the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab. That same year, Moss met with Emily Gotto of Shudder, who Moss has credited with having "really championed the film" and securing financing. Soon after Marin Ireland was cast as the lead, Rose, who Moss believed "catapulted the project forward". The project was green lit in March 2020 but all work halted with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    We got it: a female director demonstrates the disgusting nature of the female body in body horror (sarcasm). Characters: "Dr. Frankenstein" and "Yam Reluctantly" interact well; It’s interesting to watch how they resolve the ethical issues of their "activities." A dark, haunting film. 6.5. Translated to English