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Exclusive clip: A hospital of horror in “FACELESS,” from “DEADGIRL” director

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | Exclusives, News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A change of face leads to a tormented mind in the psychological chiller that debuts today on digital platforms.

Indican Pictures has released FACELESS on Apple TV, Google Play, Prime Video, FandangoNOW and other platforms, and will bring it to DVD March 2. Directed by Marcel Sarmiento (DEADGIRL) from a script by Freddie Villacci, Ed Dougherty and Sarmiento, it stars Brendan Sexton III, Alex Essoe (STARRY EYES, DOCTOR SLEEP), Terry Serpico, Cullen Moss, Warren Ostergard (who produced with Sarmiento and Grant Fitch) and Blake Robbins. The synopsis: “A life of crime catches up with George [Sexton] and lands him in the hospital, where he wakes up with no recollection of how or why he got there. Shocked and confused, with nobody to turn to for answers, George’s nightmare intensifies as he discovers he now wears a new face. His unrecognizable reflection not only haunts him, but triggers indecipherable flashbacks and tormenting encounters with a masked stalker. Unsure of how to make sense of it all, George leans on the hospital therapist, Sophie [Essoe], who may know more than she is leading on. Eager to unravel the truth before it’s too late, George begins piecing together the fragments of his past and the life of the man whose face he now claims.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.