Patrick Brice shocked the world of underground horror movies 5 years ago with Creep (2014), a very simple and low budget movie about a young videographer who answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. And from there, a set of crazy events happen. Aiming to create very tense horror situations but still dosed-up with fresh comedy, the movie became an instant cult classic. A few years later he tried the formula again with Creep 2 (2017), adding new twists to the already crazy story, an, to me, delivering one of the best found-footage movies ever done. Now, after a modest mystery starring Adam Scott, Taylor Schilling, and Jason Schwartzman called The Overnight (2015), now he is back to horror-comedy with Corporate Animals (2019).
In Corporate Animals (2019), Lucy is the egotistical megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edibles, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff including her long-suffering assistants, Freddie and Jess, on a corporate team-building caving weekend to New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon, can save them. Trapped underground by a cave-in, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive.
Sam Bain, an experienced screenwriter of TV series, is the author of the screenplay. Demi Moore plays the lead role of the sickie CEO in a cast completed by Ed Helms, Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Martha Kelly, Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Jennifer Kim, Nasim Pedrad, Frank Bond, and Wendy Meredith.
Corporate Animals (2019) had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this year, where it was warmly welcomed and even compared as a funnier response to Christopher Smith horror-thriller Severance (2006). The movie is scheduled to open in theaters in the USA this September.
You can watch here the trailer for Corporate Animals (2019):
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