Director: Jennifer Reeder Run Time: 100 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2023
Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Lowell, Ireon Roach, Kiah McKirnan, Melanie Liburd
Special in-person guest: director Jennifer Reeder
From writer/director Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin) comes Perpetrator, a “dark, queer-feminist genre mix of body horror, gore and mystery” starring Alicia Silverstone and Kiah McKirnan.
When teenaged Jonny is sent to live with her distant aunt Hilde, she finds her new school has constant “killing spree” emergency drills, inspired by an ever-growing number of missing local girls. Then, as if that’s not enough to deal with, on her 18th birthday, Jonny’s given a very special cake which triggers a radical metamorphosis in her. Newly empowered and inexplicably fascinated by the disappearances, Jonny sets out to look for clues, and a blood-soaked coming-of-age story takes its course.