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Watch: New Trailer for Houston-Made Horror-Comedy Clinger
The new trailer for the Houston-shot teen horror-comedy Clinger was unleashed last week and it’s as charming as all get out. Really, this could be the back-from-the-dead relationship comedy that makes us forget about the crushing disappointments of Life After Beth and Burying the Ex.
Oh, didn’t see those? Lucky you.
Anyway, we’re rooting for Clinger, being a Houston production and all.
In the film, high-school senior Fern (Jennifer Laporte) finds herself fending off her clingy boyfriend (Vincent Martella) even after he dies a horrible death by accidental decapitation. Now he’s a lovesick ghost trying to kill her so they can be together forever. Ah, first love. Horror faves Lisa Wilcox (Nightmare on Elm Street 4 and 5) and Debbie Rochon (Psychic Experiment) round out the cast.
Clinger was directed Michael Steves from a screenplay he wrote with Bubba Fish and Gabi Chennisi Duncombe—all Houston natives who’ve been friends and collaborators since high school. Houston-bred filmmaker Mel House co-produced the blood-soaked teen comedy.
Clinger hits VOD and select theaters October 23. Watch the ridiculously charming new trailer.