Below you’ll find an exclusive clip from Lucky, a horror film headed to Shudder this week. It’s another time-loop movie, with Brea Grant playing a self-help author who finds herself stalked and killed by a masked killer every night – until she takes matters into her own hands. Grant also wrote the film, which was directed by Natasha Kermani and has been making the festival circuit for a few months now.
In Lucky, “a suburban woman fights to be believed as she finds herself stalked by a threatening figure who returns to her house night after night. When she can’t get help from those around her, she is forced to take matters into her own hands.” The film is described as a ” surreal feminist thriller,” and it’s already played at SXSW and the Fantasia International Film Festival.
My Now Scream This co-writer Matt Donato caught it at the latter and wrote that while the film has a great message it doesn’t quite stick the landing: “One of the most conflicting predicaments any film critic can face is acknowledging a worthwhile message within an otherwise poorly executed product…[Lucky is] an experiential gender outcry in ways men can never understand. Women spend every day fighting, trying to survive in a world that ignores their cries for help, with only one another to trust…The commentary is there. The frustration, and failure, and rage is there. Unfortunately, neither Natasha Kermani’s direction nor the script’s third-act reinventions do any service to the urgency behind its themes. It’s a film that spirals out of control until it’s lost any sense of thematic identity, where a lack of subtlety is both its early blessing and a closing curse.”
But you should check the film out for yourself, and you can do that this week when Lucky arrives on Shudder March 4.
Life takes a sudden turn for May, a popular self-help book author, when she finds herself the target of a mysterious man with murderous intentions. Every night, without fail he comes after her, and every day the people around her barely seem to notice.
With no one to turn to, May is pushed to her limits and must take matters into her own hands to survive and to regain control of her life.
The sophomore feature from Iranian-American filmmaker Natasha Kermani (Imitation Girl), Lucky is written and starring Brea Grant, star of the indie darling After Midnight and writer/director of the critically acclaimed dark comedy 12 Hour Shift.
Home invasion horror by way of a time loop mystery, Lucky is a uniquely nightmarish, darkly funny, and timely slasher, and a thrilling addition to the Final Girl genre. The film stars Grant alongside Dhruv Uday Singh (Good Trouble) and Kausar Mohammed (East of La Brea, What Men Want), and is produced by Patrick Ewald, Chelsea Davenport, and lensed by Julia Swain.
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