March 9, 2016
After spending eight years in development hell, the indie horror thriller PET finally went into production last year with Dominic Monaghan in the lead role he had been signed on to play since 2008. This Friday at midnight, PET will be making its world premiere at the South by Southwest festival, and in advance of this director Carles Torrens has released a teaser clip online.
Monaghan plays Seth, a man who bumps into his old high school crush and quickly becomes obsessed with her. He takes her captive underneath the animal shelter where he works but soon suspects that his old flame is not who she seems to be.
Ksenia Solo portrays the object of Seth’s obsession, and in the clip, which can be seen below, Seth awkwardly tries to make a move on her while she’s working her shift as a waitress. This attempt at wooing quickly crumbles into creepiness.
PET was written by Jeremy Slater, who scripted THE LAZARUS EFFECT and is currently developing THE EXORCIST into a television series. Torrens says their film is ruthless and unapologetic, but is also a fun ride full of thrills, chills, and a few chuckles.
This is a film I am very much looking forward to seeing, and I will definitely be paying attention to the word of mouth that comes out of its SXSW screening this weekend.