If you’re looking to get outside your comfort zone for a horror film later this year, the French flick Evolution should do the trick.
The mysterious story kicks off with a young boy claiming to find a dead body in the water, and only gets weirder from there. The young man takes a journey of discovery to unravel the truth about his strange home, and what exactly the adults are doing to him and his peers. It blends sci-fi body horror with gorgeous visuals and a creepy, unsettling vibe seems to permeate every shot. It’s also in French, which just makes all the action sound more foreign (no pun intended) as you follow along.
Evolution was directed by Lucile Hadzihalilovic (Innocence) and has been getting rave reviews across the indie circuit. It’s set for a limited U.S. opening (and on-demand release) on Nov. 25.
Check out the film’s synopsis below:
This eerily seductive mind-bender is a dark, dreamlike descent into the depths of the unknown. Ten-year-old Nicolas (Max Brebant) lives in a remote seaside village populated only by boys his age and adult women. But when he makes a disturbing discovery beneath the ocean waves—a dead boy with a red starfish on his stomach—Nicolas begins to question everything about his existence. What are the half-remembered images he recalls, as if from another life? If the woman he lives with is not his mother, then who is she? And what awaits the boys when they are all suddenly confined to a hospital?
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: