Piggy trailer: Spanish horror film coming to Alamo Drafthouse theaters in October

After garnering much positive attention from its screening at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, the Spanish-language horror film Piggy will be shown at Fantastic Party this weekend… and beyond October 7th the film will receive a nationwide release in Alamo Drafthouse theaters! It will then also get a VOD release. In anticipation of the release of the Alamo Drafthouse, a trailer for Piggy has arrived online and can be viewed in the embed above.

Directed by Carlota Pereda, Piggy has the following synopsis:

As the summer sun beats down on her Spanish town, Sara hides in her parents’ butcher’s shop. A teenager whose obesity makes her the target of incessant bullying escapes from a clique of capricious girls who torment her at the town pool, only to find them brutally kidnapped by a stranger who drives off with them in his van. When the police start asking questions, Sara remains silent. She is fascinated by the stranger – an interest that is mutual – torn between revealing the truth and protecting the man who saved her.

The film stars Laura Galán, Richard Holmes, Carmen Machi, Irene Ferreiro, Camille Aguilar, Claudia Salas and Pilar Castro.

The people at IndieWire got the first look at Piggy trailer, and Alamo Drafthouse film programmer Jake Isgar provided them with the following statement: “If independent filmmakers are to have any kind of necessary approach to getting their work produced, we need to do the same as exhibitors. We at Alamo Drafthouse are very excited to partner with Magnolia on Piggy and to have the opportunity to share Carlota Pereda’s vision with our audience.”

Neal Block, head of marketing and distribution at Magnolia Pictures (of which Magnet Releasing is the foreign and genre arm), added: “Piggy was the first film to be officially selected for this year’s Fantastic Fest, and we’ve been working with the Drafthouse team to develop the initial enthusiasm into a broader partnership. The film gets a nationwide sneak preview with Drafthouse on 10/4, then opens in select Drafthouse theaters on 10/7 – a week before it’s available elsewhere. Piggy – a gory and completely new version of the slasher film – just suits their audience. I’ve been wanting to do something special with this one since we picked it up from Sundance, and I’m glad they’re on board.”

Piggy looks interesting to me. I won’t be able to attend an Alamo Drafthouse screening, but I will definitely see the movie when it hits VOD. Do you want to watch? Piggy? What did you think of the trailer? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

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