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The debut feature of writer-director Harrison Atkins, “Lace Crater” is a charmingly lo-fi, supernatural comedy-drama about an awkward twenty-something beginning to undergo some strange physical changes after a weekend tryst with a ghost.
The official synopsis reads: “All Ruth wanted was to get away for the weekend. Escaping to the Hamptons with friends after a bad breakup, she finds an unexpected connection with Michael, a stranger who shows up in her room one boozy night. They have great chemistry, and she finds herself inexplicably drawn to him. There’s only one problem: Michael’s a ghost, and a one night stand with him leaves Ruth with aftereffects that can only be described as supernatural. As she suffers through mucous-laden night sweats, glitchy hallucinations, and the occasional tar-black ooze, her friends become too disgusted to support her. Ruth must figure out for herself if she can reintegrate into society – or if she even wants to.”
The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival later today. Watch the new teaser trailer above.