Nicolas Pesce (The Eyes of My Mother) finally brings his festival hit Piercing home to DVD, Bluray, and Digital in just a few weeks. The slick revenge thriller blew our minds at Frightfest last year and soon you can experience all the sexy madness for yourself.
Based on Ryû Murakami’s popular novel, the film, which was written and directed by Pesce, tells the twisted tale of a lonely father looking to kill for sport who gets more than he bargained for when he encounters a crazed and bloodthirsty prostitute.
It Comes At Night star Christopher Abbott plays the troubled Reed, who calls upon the services of Mia Wasikowska’s (Crimson Peak) seemingly coy hooker while wife Laia Costa (who broke out in a big way in the single-take, Berlin-set thriller Victoria) stays home minding their kid/encourages him to indulge his bloody sexual delusions.
The intriguing premise is as follows; “In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own. A playful psycho-thriller game of cat-and-mouse.”
In our review out of Frightfest, we noted the film is “visually arresting, deviously intoxicating, and completely messed up. … a cult hit in the making and a brilliantly bizarre follow-up to The Eyes Of My Mother.” Check out the full review here, and our interview with Pesce here.
You can pick up Piercing on DVD, Blu-ray, and on Digital from March 12, 2019. Check out the trippy box art below.
Trust us, you won’t see anything else like it this year.