Shapeless trailer: body horror film starring Kelly Murtagh gets February release

by Natalie Kiser

Having made its premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, director Samantha Aldana’s psychological horror thriller Shapeless is now scheduled to receive a February 10 release courtesy of XYZ Films Releasing, and today we managed to get a look at the film’s trailer. You can check it out in the embed above!

Scripted by Bryce Parsons-Twesten and the film’s star Kelly Murtagh (The Purge TV series), Shapeless has the following synopsis:

Ivy, a struggling singer in New Orleans trapped in the hidden underworld of her eating disorder, must face her addiction – or risk becoming a monster.

Murtagh is joined in the cast by Bobby Gilchrist (Queen Sugar), Jamie Neumann ( Lovecraft Country ), Marco Dapper (The Young and the Restless), Erika Ashley (The Trees Remember), Gralen Bryant Banks (The Banker), and Zardis Nichols (American Violet).

Shapeless marks the feature directorial debut of Aldana, and is also the first feature written by both Murtagh and Parsons-Twesten. Aldana and Parsons-Twesten previously worked together on a short film called The Melancholy Man. In addition to The Melancholy Man, Aldana has also directed short films titled Sunday Water, Con Vex, Si, Porcelain, and These Wild Things.

Coming to us from Water Meter Productions, Shapeless was produced by Murtagh and Gilchrist, alongside Lizzie Guitreau, William Ramsey, Brian C. Miller Richard, and R. Todd Campbell.

This movie looks interesting to me, and also seems like it’s going to be quite intense and disturbing. The reviews that came out of the Tribeca premiere weren’t a wave of raves, but it sounds like the movie is worth a look so I’ll probably be watching Shapeless sometime in February. What did you think of the trailer? Does this look like a movie you’d be interested in watching? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Here’s the poster for the film:

Shapeless