If you enjoy your genre/horror films with a big slice of Kafkaesque, you may want to check out Shudder’s upcoming psychological chiller Mosquito State.
The film is set during the 2007 financial crisis, Richard is a Wall Street analyst whose life is slowly falling apart who now seems to be sharing his penthouse home with mosquitos.
To push todays release Shudder have sent us a new clip that plays on that body and isolation horror tropes…
On the eve of the 2007 financial crisis, in an austere penthouse overlooking Central Park, isolated and obsessive Wall Street data analyst Richard Boca (Beau Knapp) sees ominous patterns: His computer models are behaving erratically, as are the swarms of mosquitos breeding in his apartment, an infestation that attends his psychological meltdown.
On Wall Street, they’re called “quants”—the intense data analysts whose mathematical prowess can make the difference between a fortune and a flop. Consumed with his work, Richard doesn’t often stray from his office or apartment. But when Richard decides to go to a company party, hosted by his ruthless boss (Olivier Martinez), he makes two acquaintances: the mysterious Lena (Charlotte Vega) and one pesky mosquito, both of which take root in his mind, altering his existence in profound ways.
Finding common ground between Franz Kafka, David Cronenberg and Mary Harron’s American Psycho, director-screenwriter Filip Jan Rymsza emerges with a new kind of body horror, set during a single week of an exquisitely rendered pre-crash 2007 replete with signs of socio-political and economic rot. A hypnotic plunge into the fragile mentality of an individual who can see patterns long before the rest of us.
The film stars Beau Knapp, Charlotte Vega, Jack Kesy, Olivier Martinez.
Mosquito State is out today on Shudder.