See an exclusive look at the Fantastic Fest debut

Writer-director Mickey Keating‘s available-to-watch-on-VOD movie Pod is one of 2015’s horror gems and concerns a war veteran, played to wild-eyed perfection by Brian Morvant, who claims to have trapped something monstrous in the basement of his family’s vacation home. Keating has reteamed with Morvant and another of his Pod stars, Lauren Ashley Carter, for his new film, Darling, which will receive its world premiere at the forthcoming Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Darling stars Carter as a lonely young woman who is hired as the caretaker of an old, mysterious Manhattan mansion and descends into madness. The film’s cast also includes Sean Young, John Speredakos, Helen Rogers, and another Pod cast member, indie-horror overlord Larry Fessenden, who produced the film with his Glass Eye Pix colleague Jenn Wexler and Sean Fowler for Alexander Groupe. The score was written by composer, and longtime Keating collaborator, Giona Ostinelli.

You can see an exclusive teaser trailer for Darling, below. Be warned! The footage is, at times, disturbing and features flashing lights.

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