Hanna Bergholm’s modern horror fairy tale Hatching is on the way from IFC Midnight, opening in theaters on April 29 ahead of a Digital/VOD release on May 17, 2022.

Check out the official poster below, and read Meagan’s review here.

In Hatching, “12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog ‘Lovely Everyday Life’ presents their family’s idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see.”

Ilja Rautsi wrote the screenplay, and Siiri Solalinna, Sophia Heikkila, Jani Volanen, Oiva Ollila, and Reino Nordin star in Hatching.

Star Wars, Jurassic World and Prometheus veteran Gustav Hoegen serves as animatronics designer, and effects make-up designer Conor O’Sullivan has worked on “Game of Thrones”, X-Men: First Class and The Hours.

Meagan writes in her Sundance review for BD, “Hatching begins stronger than it finishes, with an engaging maternal nightmare featuring a scene-stealing creature.”

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