Matriarch, Hulu’s next horror film, will premiere on the site on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 12 noon ET (for now). The plot revolves around a lady working in the advertising industry who chooses to take a break from her hectic career to see her estranged mother. But while there, she finds that things are not as quiet as they seem. Jemima Rooper will star in the film. Sarah Paul, Keith David Bartlett, Franc Ashman and many more round out the cast. Ben Steiner, a well-known filmmaker, wrote and directed Matriarch.
Matriarch on Hulu: Plot, Trailer and More Details
On September 14, 2022, Hulu released the official trailer for the film, which gives a glimpse into Laura’s incredibly hectic existence. Laura is shown on the phone to inform her mother that she has overdosed, after which her mother invites her to her home. The second part of the video shows how Laura’s life changes at the worst when she visits her mother in a remote English village.
Overall, the trailer is relentless, with a sombre tone that fans of psychological thrillers and horror will no doubt enjoy. According to Hulu Press, the official synopsis of the film is as follows:
“After a near-fatal overdose, Laura is escaping the pressures of her advertising industry to return to her roots. Laura accepts her estranged mother’s invitation to go home, hoping her time away in the remote English town would help calm the demons running inside her.
According to the description,
“She soon realizes that the inhabitants of the city are all hiding an unspeakably terrible secret – a mystery that encompasses not only her mother, but also her own terrible fate.”
Viewers can expect a disturbing thriller that, based on the teaser and description, goes deep into the darkest parts of the human psyche. Fans of Goodnight Mommy, Conjuring and classics like The Exorcist and The Omen should definitely check this one out.
Learn more about the Matriarch cast
Laura is played in the film by actress Jemima Rooper. In the film’s trailer, Rooper is in excellent shape, portraying her character’s fear, terror, and tension with breathtaking ease. Her powerful performance sets the tone for the rest of the film. Rooper has been featured in a number of notable films and programs, such as As If, The Black Dahlia and Lost in Austen, to name a few.
Kate Dickie, who appears sinister in the teaser, plays another pivotal role as Laura’s mother along with Rooper. The gifted Scottish star is expected to deliver outstanding performance. Dickie has been featured in television shows such as Tinsel Town, The Witch and Prometheus. Game of Thrones fans will identify her as Lysa Arryn. Matriarch, the latest horror film, will be available on Hulu on Friday, October 21, 2022.