Body horror is by no means a new sub-genre within the weird, wild, wonderful world of horror movies, but it is becoming increasingly popular as of late, particularly amongst indie filmmakers. For most of us, body horror is limited to accidentally opening the front-facing camera and discovering a whole new world of chins you never knew you had to deal with. In the upcoming Scream Factory film Bite, three female friends head to Costa Rica to party in celebration of their friend Casey’s upcoming wedding. However, when they take a detour towards an isolated hot spring, one of them, Casey, gets bitten by a mysterious, unseen creature. From there, things take a sharp left turn to Crazytown as Casey develops an intense skin condition, starts having vivid nightmares, and develops a terrifying urge to hunt down and murder those who enter her lair. So, you know — a normal bachelorette weekend. And today we have an exclusive clip of this bio-horror madness just for you.
In this exclusive clip from Bite, we learn the importance of not freaking out when your friend has a slight skin condition, as well as the worst place to drop your cell phone. If you thought dropping it on the ground and getting that fun, spiderweb-style crack across your screen was bad, just wait til you see what’s in store in this unsettling clip.
If you’re interested in learning more, read our review from Fantasia Fest. Our own Scott Weinberg called it “one of the best indie horror films I’ve seen all year,” which is pretty glowing praise considering how many horror films Scott sees in a calendar year.
Bite, directed by Chad Archibald, is in select theaters and available on VOD on May 6, 2016.