A celebratory night out takes a grizzly turn for a particularly unlucky group of friends, as the trailer for Swallowed is released.

As a genre, body horror seems to have a resurgence ever couple of years. Popularized by David Cronenberg in films such as 1983’s Videodrome, we have since seen films as diverse as William Friedkin’s 2006’s film Bug to Kevin Smith’s parodic Tusk in 2014.

Now, we have another entry in the genre in the form of Swallowed. Director Carter Smith describes the film as “a slimy wild queer horror nightmare of a movie”. It will see him reunite with Jena Malone, who starred in his directorial debut The Ruins in 2014. starring alongside Malone are Mark Patton, Cooper Koch and Roe Pacheco, who appeared in Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Power Book 2: Ghost and Bloody Pi respectively. Completing the ensemble are newcomers Michael Shawn Curtis and Jose Colon.

As well as directing, Smith has also penned the script for this one, with the short synopsis outlined below:

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.

Swallowed will be released on digital platforms at some point later this year. See the trailer below…

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