Suitable Flesh: Joe Lynch’s H.P. Lovecraft movie reaches theatres and VOD in October

Director Joe Lynch’s H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Suitable Flesh will be receiving a theatrical and VOD release in October

I have been anxiously waiting to hear release information for the upcoming H.P. Lovecraft adaptation Suitable Flesh, which is coming our way from the team of director Joe Lynch (Wrong Turn 2, Mayhem), screenwriter 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 producer Barbara Crampton (who was in Re-Animator, From Beyond, and Castle Freak)… and now the information has arrived! Shudder and Vertigo Releasing have announced that they’re teaming up to give Suitable Flesh a theatrical and VOD release on October 27th!

The film will then move over to the Shudder streaming service in January of 2024.

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 psychiatrist Elizabeth Derby, who becomes obsessed with helping a young patient suffering extreme personality disorder. But her desire to help leads her into dark occult danger as she tries to escape a horrific fate.

Bruce Davison (X-Men), Johnathon Schaech (That Thing You Do!), and Graham Skipper (The Mind’s Eye) 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.

Paoli and Crampton worked with director Stuart Gordon on the Lovecraft adaptations mentioned above. Gordon passed away in 2020, and it’s really nice to see his collaborators continuing to dig into Lovecraft and honoring his memory. I’m hyped for Suitable Flesh and can’t wait to check it out.

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