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This trailer for Swallow makes our throats hurt

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Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow was one of our favorite movies to come out of last year’s Fantasia Film Festival. Today, ahead of its March debut, the twisted psychological study has received a new trailer that has us white-knuckling the edges of our desk.


Per our review:

Starring the under-appreciated Haley Bennett as Hunter, a Connecticut housewife whose sterile modernist castle of a home feels more like a prison every day, Swallow posits the exotic eating disorder Pica—a compulsive condition marked by an overwhelming desire to eat non-food items—as a radical feminist metaphor. It does so with elegant restraint, all the better to contrast with the horrifying visual of someone swallowing a thumb tack (and an earring, and a battery, and...).

Our mouth’s gone dry, our teeth aching, our throat itching. So, yes, of course we’ll be seeing this—with a big jug of water by our side—when it hits arrives on March 6.

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.

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