Swallowed trailer: Jena Malone, Mark Patton body horror film gets February release date

Carter Smith’s Swallowed, starring Jena Malone and Mark Patton, is set to receive a VOD and digital release in February

Director Carter Smith and actress Jena Malone have teamed up again, thirteen years after they worked together on Smith’s feature directorial debut The Ruins (watch it HERE), on a new horror film called Swallowed – a project Smith has described as a “slimy wild queer horror nightmare of a movie”. (Read our review HERE.) We’ve been following the progress of Swallowed for a year and a half, and now we have a very good update to share: the movie is set to receive a VOD and digital release on February 14th! Along with the release date news comes the unveiling a new trailer, which can be seen in the embed above.

Swallowed has the following synopsis: After a drug run goes bad – two childhood friends must survive a horrific night in a backwoods hell of drugs, bugs, and obscene intimacy in this queer horror nightmare.

Malone is joined in the cast by Mark Patton (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), Cooper Koch (Power Book II: Ghost), Roe Pacheco (Bloody Pi), and newcomers Michael Shawn Curtis and Jose Colon. Colon was Smith’s muse when it came to the writing of Swallowed. Smith had taken pictures of him for his website AlltheDeadBoys.com, and while he was looking at the pictures a character named Dom came to mind. Dom is the character Jose plays in Swallowed.

This was a micro-budget production shot in Smith’s home state of Maine, with a crew of 8 and a filming schedule of 16 days. Smith told The Hollywood Reporter, “Swallowed is the movie I wish I’d had as a horror loving queer kid growing up in rural Maine – with all the blood, sweat and tears of a classic midnight movie.

While it’s great that Swallowed is about to make its way out into the world, this news coincides with some scary news regarding Patton. His manager recently announced that Patton’s health has “taken a drastic turn for the worse”, and he’s currently running a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds for his medical care. Here’s hoping his health will improve soon and he’ll be in much better condition by the time Swallowed is released.

I’m looking forward to checking out Swallowed soon. Will you be watching the movie in February? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of JoBlo.com, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.