Wild Eye Releasing has announced their new sci-fi horror feature, Soft Matter, will be released next month on VOD platforms. SciFiMonkeys.com describes it as “like Shape of Water swimming in electrified horror.”

Jim Hickcox’s feature debut tells of two graffiti artists that break into an abandoned, reportedly haunted research facility in hopes of creating an art installation, but stumble upon a team of demented researchers who are in the process of resurrecting an ancient sea creature – who they now must fight in order to not become their next experiment.

Wild Eye’s press release goes further and pits it as “The Shape of Water meets Get Out,” which brings to mind images of a fish man meeting his girlfriend’s parents and finding himself wrapped up in an anti-fishman racist brainwashing cult, but…we don’t think it goes there.

Soft Matter was directed by Jim Hickcox and stars Ruby Lee Dove II, Hal Schneider, and Mary Anzalone. It’ll be swimming your way May 22.

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