Cody Calahan’s Let Her Out Trailer Review
Director: Cody Calahan
Writer: Cody Calahan, Adam Seybold
Release Date: August 25, 2016
Release Format: Streaming
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Horror Sub-Genre: Horror
Let Her Out follows Helen, a bike courier who suffers a traumatic accident. As she recovers, she begins to experience strange episodic-blackouts, hallucinations, and night terrors-that lead her to discover that she has a tumor, a benign growth that is the remnants of a “vanishing twin” absorbed in utero.
Over time, the tumor manifests itself as the dark and demented version of a stranger. As Helen’s emotional and psychological state begins to deteriorate further and further, she begins to act out in psychotic episodes that are influenced by her evil twin – making her a danger to herself and her best friend, Molly.
A woman wakes up in a hospital after being in a terrible accident that leaves her with what is the first thought to be a brain tumor, but the doctors discover it’s something much worse. She learns she has Vanishing Twin Syndrome, and it looks like the evil twin inside of her is desperately trying to become free.
This is a case of good twin versus evil twin. The girl inside of her brain is forcing her to do things she wouldn’t do, and making her into someone she’s not.
The Let Her Out trailer is very chilling and intense. You can see this young woman slowly being transformed into a monster of some sort.
Let Her Out kind of reminds me of Takashi Miike’s Imprint, where a young woman had an evil twin attached to her body, that looked more like a birth defect. The evil twin turned her dark, hateful, and resentful. Of course, Calahan’s film takes its own approach, but it sounds like it’s headed in that direction.
In the trailer, Alanna LeVierge does an awesome performance as the star character Helen. It looks like she adapts to the dark character quite well. I am excited to see how the movie plays out. The cover art is quite clever and intriguing and adds excitement to the movie.
Let Her Out releases August 25, 2016.