Two years ago, after a premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Verizon’s go90 and Stage 13 launched the original scripted horror-comedy series “Snatchers”, which Fred Topel reviewed and exclaimed, “…would make Sam Raimi proud.“
“Snatchers” is centered on a status-obsessed teen who, after having sex for the first time, finds herself pregnant…with an alien.
While new episodes were released weekly back in 2017, the full feature film is now getting a premiere at next week’s SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas. Written by Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, and Scott Yacyshyn, and Directed by Cedars and Kleiman, the film was inspired by watching their older sisters navigate the horrors of adolescence. Focusing the story on two teenage girls, Cedars and Kleiman unleash their horror/comedy skills to create a funny, thrilling, and bloody ride through the high school experience.
“Sara is one of the cool kids; she’s got the right friends, makes the right jokes… and is totally terrified of losing her status. She’d be a lot more secure if she could win back her super-hot ex, Skyler, but he’s not interested unless they move to the next level. Sara decides to take the plunge without protection, but soon discovers Skyler isn’t just horny like a normal teenage boy. Something changed on his summer trip to Mexico. Something… extraterrestrial! When Sara wakes up the next morning nine-months pregnant, she turns to the only person she can trust: her nerdy ex-best friend, Hayley. The girls soon realize this alien problem is only just the beginning. Ultimately, this is a story of a teenage girl finding her self-worth and learning to accept her choices… by killing aliens and saving the world!”