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Rob Harris

If Eli Roth's horrific Hostel series gave audiences a taste of torture porn cinema, the upcoming Pernicious seems like it's set to shove it straight down your throat.

Here to quell your blood-thirsty desire to watch over-privileged backpackers suffer immense pain, Pernicious trades Hostel's backstreets of Eastern Europe for the creepy remote villages of Thailand.

According to the synopsis, the movie:

follows the plight of three American beauties whose dream summer adventure in Thailand quickly turns into a nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind…revenge.

I don't know about you but I'm already in. If you need any more convincing, the gruesome trailer has just dropped. I hope you've already eaten, because this one is sure to spoil your appetite...

It starts out pleasantly enough...

The calm before the storm, so they say. That is until the girls fall under a nightmare-ish trance, finding themselves doing things like...

Smothering themselves in blood

Sticking blades in abdomens

And generally having an all-round horrific time

I have no idea what this sick contraption is, and I don't think I even want to.

"Everything about this just screams 'get the hell out'"

There's always at least one wise character of the bunch. Something very strange is clearly afoot, and it all seems to have something to do with this creepy statue:

Make sure you check out the full traumatizing trailer below:

Pernicious is directed by James Cullen Bressack and hits theaters on June 19.


What do you think of the trailer?


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