To be honest, Replace had me interested the second the words ‘written by Richard Stanley’ popped up atop the press release.

But the film looks set to have a lot more to offer than just that, as the trailer below proves.

For starters, here’s the synopsis:

From first-time German director Norbert Keil and the visionary mind of Richard Stanley (HARDWARE, DUST DEVIL), featuring horror diva Barbara Crampton (RE-ANIMATOR, YOU’RE NEXT), a stylishly viral love story about reverse aging. Afflicted with a dermatological disease that causes her skin to crumble away, young and beautiful Kira discovers she can replace it with the skin of other girls. However the treatment is expensive and debilitating but rather than watch her body fall apart Kira makes a deadly decision. Accompanied by her lover she embarks on a murder spree so she can have a constant supply of donors.

The film is directed by German Norbert Keil, returning to the feature director’s chair for the first time since his 2005 debut Von wegen!

And we have a intriguing cast, headlined by the iconic Barbara Crampton, backed up by the likes of Rebecca Forsythe and Lucie Aron.

The trailer suggests some full-on body horror, and with the mercurial Stanley having come up with this one (it’s co-written by Keil himself) we’re eager to see this at its UK premiere on Sunday August 27.

Here’s the trailer:



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Simon is a journalism tutor in London, who also just happens to be a movie fanatic, with a craving for the darker side of cinema. He has written three books - on the horror films of director Bob Clark (2014), the history of the character Norman Bates (2015) and the work of British exploitation director Pete Walker (2017). He is currently working with director Richard Loncraine to explore all avenues in a bid to orchestrate the re-release of 1978 Mia Farrow chiller Full Circle