By Clark Collis
August 30, 2016 at 07:08 PM EDT

The new comedy Little Sister stars Addison Timlin as a young nun named Colleen, who is avoiding all contact from her family, until an email from her mother announces, “Your brother is home.” On returning to her childhood home in Asheville, North Carolina, she finds her old room exactly how she left it: painted black and covered in goth/metal posters. Her parents (Ally Sheedy and Peter Hedges) are happy enough to see her, but unease and awkwardness abounds, and her brother (Keith Poulson) is living as a recluse in the guesthouse since returning home from the Iraq War. During Colleen’s visit, tensions rise and fall with a little help from Halloween, pot cupcakes, and GWAR.


Little Sister is written and directed by Zach Clark and also features Barbara Crampton, star of Re-Animator and the forthcoming Beyond the Gates. The film is being released by the distribution arm of filmmaker Joe Swanberg’s production company Forager Films on Oct. 14.

Watch the exclusive trailer above.