By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The end of the world may begin in a rural rest stop in the much-anticipated movie.
Check out the new trailer below for GLORIOUS, which Shudder debuts on Thursday, August 18. Enthusiastically received by the audience at its recent world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, GLORIOUS was directed by Rebekah McKendry from a script by Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry, based on a story by Todd Rigney. Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD) and J.K. Simmons star; the synopsis: “Spiraling out after a bad breakup, Wes [Kwanten] ends up at a remote rest stop miles away from civilization. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside the bathroom with a mysterious figure [Simmons] speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As Wes tries to escape, he finds himself an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could possibly imagine…”
“GLORIOUS speaks to my adoration of Lovecraft, gore, absurdist humor, philosophy, and the type of transgressive movies that leave you thinking I can’t believe I just saw that,” says director McKendry. “It is a wild mix of horror, humor, and heady moralistic concepts about our own existential realizations of who we really are, forcing each of us to stare into our personal abyss. And sometimes, the abyss stares back… and maybe has a favor to ask.”