Film Adaptation of Nathan Ballingrud’s The Visible Filth set for 2019 Release

The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud

Signal Horizon described it as a “tightly-crafted, claustrophobic tale that explores how complacency and curiosity can both lead to bad ends.” It was clear that Nathan Ballingrud’s The Visible Filth was a novella that was quite special from the moment it came to life. It has gone on to become one of This is Horror’s best sellers from the chapbook series and is now poised to take on new life as a film.

Annapurna films have optioned the film, which is currently being shot on-location in New Orleans by Babak Anvari, slating it for a March 2019 release. It will boast a stellar cast which includes Brad William Henke (Orange is the New Black), Karl Glusman (Nocturnal Animals) and Dakota Johnson (Fifty Shades of GreySuspiria [2018 remake]). Netflix have picked up the international distribution rights.

We here at This is Horror are tremendously excited about this project and will bring you further updates on the development of the movie as we have it.


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  1. […] for such a short work.  Ballingrud really knocks it out of the park with this one and Visible Filth has been adapted for film is currently being shot in New Orleans!  This is sure to be a much talked about horror film in the coming months, so make sure you […]

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