Suitable Flesh (2023)

After murdering her young patient, a once-esteemed psychiatrist helplessly watches her life spiral into a nightmarish maelstrom of supernatural hysteria and gruesome deaths, all linked to a seemingly unstoppable ancient curse.


RLJE Films distributes in the US, followed by a release on Shudder. (6/5/23)

Joe Lynch was quoted saying: “When I read Dennis Paoli’s adaptation of the story, I felt like there was a fantastic opportunity to update and subvert Lovecraft’s often old-fashioned sensibilities in a way that felt modern, relevant and even dangerous, with a pinch of 90’s neo-noir and a dash of eroticism to spice up the stew. Working with Amp and such a fantastic cast – including Heather, Judah, Barbara, Bruce and Johnathon – we’re so excited that this sexy, funny, scary film isn’t just a modernized love letter to Lovecraft, but the kind of provocatively entertaining “sin-ema” I believe audiences are salivating for!”

Directed by Joe Lynch (Knights of Badassdom, Mayhem, Point Blank).

Written by Dennis Paoli (Re-Animator, From Beyond, Body Snatchers, The Dentist, Dagon).

Described as an “erotic body-swapping horror.”

This movie is said to be based on H.P. Lovecraft’s The Thing on the Doorstep.

RLJE Films and Shudder released Suitable Flesh in Theaters and on VOD on October 27, 2023.

Vertigo Releasing and Shudder released Suitable Flesh in UK Cinemas and on Digital on October 27, 2023.

RLJ Entertainment released Suitable Flesh on Blu-ray and DVD on January 9, 2024.

Suitable Flesh premiered on Shudder on January 26, 2024.


Director: Joe Lynch

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