Suitable Flesh image shows Heather Graham in Joe Lynch’s H.P. Lovecraft movie

Heather Graham is in the first image from Suitable Flesh, an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation directed by Joe Lynch and produced by Barbara Crampton

Last July, it was announced that Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Mayhem) was set to direct an H.P. Lovecraft adaptation that had a screenplay written by Dennis Paoli – who has contributed to the screenplays for some of the most popular H.P. Lovecraft adaptations ever made; Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak, Dagon, Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch-House – and was being produced by Barbara Crampton (who was in Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak). Now we know that this Lovecraft adaptation is called Suitable Flesh, and Lynch has taken to social media to announce that the film will be having its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this June! Along with the announcement comes the unveiling of the first image from the movie, and you can check that out at the bottom of this article.

Described as an “erotic body-swapping horror”, this adaptation of The Thing on the Doorstep stars Heather Graham (Boogie Nights) and Judah Lewis (The Babysitter). Graham plays a psychiatrist who becomes obsessed with a young client with multiple personalities.

Bruce Davison (X-Men), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!), and Crampton are also in the cast.

Crampton produced the film alongside Bob Portal, Inderpal Singh, and Joe Wicker for Amp, in association with Eyevox Entertainment. Brian Yuzna, who produced Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Dagon (and directed the Re-Animator sequels) is on board as executive producer, as are Eyevox’s Rick Moore, Amp’s James Norrir and Nina Kolokouri, and Lynch. Amp is handling worldwide sales – and Crampton is the Vice President of Production and Development at Amp.

Crampton provided the following statement: “We’ve been so fortunate to work with top talent both behind and in front of the camera on our recent films. At Amp it’s about developing not only memorable, thought-provoking material for an audience, but also fresh and unusual enough to attract the very best creative collaborators. I was ecstatic when first the formidable Joe Lynch, then Heather Graham signed on – her natural charm is always in evidence, but we get to see a different untapped side of her abilities here. I’ve been thrilled to be invited to join seasoned pros at Amp, and we are only getting started.

Lynch added: “When I read Dennis Paoli’s adaptation of the story, I felt like there was a fantastic opportunity to update and subvert Lovecraft’s often old-fashioned sensibilities in a way that felt modern, relevant and even dangerous, with a pinch of 90’s neo-noir and a dash of eroticism to spice up the stew. Working with Amp and such a fantastic cast – including Heather, Judah, Barbara, Bruce and Johnathon – we’re so excited that this sexy, funny, scary film isn’t just a modernized love letter to Lovecraft, but the kind of provocatively entertaining “sin-ema” I believe audiences are salivating for!

Re-Animator, From Beyond, Castle Freak, Dagon, and Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch-House were directed by Stuart Gordon, who passed away in 2020. It’s nice to see that Paoli, Yuzna, and Crampton are continuing this series of Lovecraft adaptations, and I’m hoping Suitable Flesh will be dedicated to his memory.

Are you interested in Suitable Flesh? Let us know by leaving a comment below. Here’s the first image from the film:

Suitable Flesh Joe Lynch Heather Graham

Source: Twitter

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