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In The Attachment Trailer, A Queer Couple Faces Off Against A Dybbuk

In The Attachment Trailer, A Queer Couple Faces Off Against A Dybbuk

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Meeting your new partner’s parents can be a nerve-wracking experience — now imagine that plus some possibly literal demons and you’ll get a sense of what makes the new queer horror film Attachment’s premise both chilling and oh-so relatable.

The film which is the feature debut from Denmark-based writer/director Gabriel Bier Gislason is being described as “a horror romance steeped in Jewish folklore.” In it, Maja (Josephine Park, Baby Fever) is an actress who meets and quickly falls in love with Leah (Ellie Kendrick, Game of Thrones, An Education) who is an academic from London. However, when Leah suffers a surprise and mysterious seizure Maja agrees to join Leah on a trip back to her childhood home. There Maja meets Leah’s mother Chana (Sofie Gråbøl, The Undoing, The Killing) who is, well pretty dark and mysterious.

To better understand her partner Maja seeks out information about Jewish folklore and begins to unravel a dark secret. The film puts a new spin on the demonic dybbuk sub-genre in horror and in keeping with its central queerness adds a bit of camp and comedic flare.

The story was inspired by writer and director Gislason's longtime friend Josephine Park and is loosely inspired by stories she shared about her life. The film is even set in the Hasidic area of North London, where Gislason lived for years. It draws inspiration from Yiddish folklore art and literature to portray “a highly fictionalized — but deeply affectionate — rendering of the culture that originated them.”

The film made its world premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival where it received critical acclaim, it went on to show at Outfest, Fantastic Fest, and the prestigious London Film Festival. Now it's set to make its debut as a Shudder original on the horror streaming platform in February.

Attachment premieres exclusively on Shudder on February 9. Watch the trailer below.

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Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.

Rachel Shatto, Editor in Chief of PRIDE.com, is an SF Bay Area-based writer, podcaster, and former editor of Curve magazine, where she honed her passion for writing about social justice and sex (and their frequent intersection). Her work has appeared on Elite Daily, Tecca, and Joystiq, and she podcasts regularly about horror on the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network. She can’t live without cats, vintage style, video games, drag queens, or the Oxford comma.