Trailer released for Pollyanna McIntosh’s The Woman sequel Darlin’

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Darlin' Pollyanna McIntosh Lauryn Canny

After playing the feral, cannibalistic "Woman" in director Andrew van den Houten's 2009 film OFFSPRING and director Lucky McKee's 2011 film THE WOMAN, Pollyanna McIntosh has taken the completion of a trilogy into her own hands, writing, directing, and playing the Woman again in the upcoming film DARLIN'.

Lauryn Canny plays the title role in DARLIN'. She and McIntosh are joined in the cast by Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone, Cooper Andrews, Sabrina Gennarino, and Thomas Francis Murphy. The story: 

Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin’ is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop and his obedient nuns, where she’s to be rehabilitated into a "good girl" as an example of the miraculous work of the church. But Darlin’ holds a secret darker than the "sins" she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman who raised her, equally fierce and feral, is ever present in the shadows of Darlin’s psyche and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to get in her way.

The concept of this series originated in the novels of author Jack Ketchum, and there's one entry in his feral cannibals series that has still never made it into production. It's called Off Season, and I hope we'll get to see a movie based on that someday. In the meantime, DARLIN' has me intrigued. THE WOMAN was one of the most messed up horror films you could hope to find, and I'm looking forward to watching McIntosh's continuation.

A Hood River Entertainment production, DARLIN' was produced by van den Houten, with McKee and the late Ketchum serving as executive producers.

Dark Sky Films will be giving DARLIN' a theatrical and VOD release on July 12th, and a trailer has arrived online to give us a preview of what McIntosh has in store for us with this one: 

Source: Arrow in the Head

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