December Shudder release: A serial killer is hungry for his next victim in “A Wounded Fawn”

December Shudder release: A serial killer is hungry for his next victim in "A Wounded Fawn"

Those who have seen the movie A Wounded Fawn (2022) have praised it for its hypnotic images and the original narrative, characteristics that have the tendency of being present in independent filmmaking but this time with a strong influence by mythological elements.

The movie is inspired by surrealist art and Greek mythology, and it follows the story of Meredith Tanning, a local museum curator who is dipping her toe back into the dating pool, only to be targeted by a charming serial killer. When a fateful romantic getaway between the two becomes a tense game of cat and mouse, both must confront the madness within him. The serial killer brings an unsuspecting new victim to his ever-growing count. She’s buying into his faux charms, and he’s eagerly lusting for blood. What could possibly go wrong?

This is the new movie of producer, co-writer, and director Travis Stevens, a man who started in the business as a producer and writer of some interesting titles like A Horrible Way to Die (2010), Zombie Diaries 2 (2011), Big Ass Spider! (2013), Cheap Thrills (2013), We Are Still Here (2015), XX (2017), and 68 Kill (2017), until he made the step into directing with two favorites in the independent horror of recent years, Girl on the Third Floor (2019) and Jakob’s Wife (2021). Nathan Faudree, an awards-winner filmmaker with his horror film Site 13 (2022), is the co-writer of A Wounded Fawn (2022).

The main protagonists of the movie are Sarah Lind, present in the director’s previous film Jakob’s Wife (2021) and starred in The Exorcism of Molly Hartley (2015), and Josh Ruben, known for the horror comedies Scare Me (2020) and Werewolves Within (2021). Malin Barr, Katie Kuang, Laksmi Priyah Hedemark, and Tanya Everett complete the main cast.

A Wounded Fawn (2022) had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 10, 2022, and was also part of Fantastic Fest, Chicago International Film Festival, and Fright Fest. Critics have given positive reviews to the movie calling it “an artful chaotic descent into bloodlust, monstrous misogyny, and euphoric comeuppances of the most punishing pleasures” (IGN).

After its festivals run it is scheduled to form part of the Shudder catalog on December 1, 2022.

Watch the official trailer for A Wounded Fawn (2022) here.