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Demi Moore’s Upcoming Horror Movie Receives 13-Minute Standing Ovation. We See Why

The trailer for the upcoming horror movie starring Demi Moore was released on Thursday, and it's absolutely insane.

“The Substance” premiered at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival where it received a 13-minute standing ovation. according to Deadline. And, Teaser Trailer From Mubi's perspective, it's easy to see why this strange film is so successful.

Described as a “bold feminist take on body horror,” the film stars Demi Moore, Dennis Quaid and Margaret Qualley as Moore's character attempts to revive her fading celebrity status with the help of a black market drug called The Substance, which replicates cells to temporarily rejuvenate and create a better version of herself.

The production team seems serious about using liminal space here, and frankly, it's about time writer-director Coralie Fargé reinvented herself: she's already won Best Original Screenplay at Cannes, and it seems like she's hit the right balance of quirky and topical to be lauded by critics and moviegoers alike. (Related article: Why Dennis Quaid may become one of the most legendary artists of all time)

American actress Margaret Qualley attends the New York premiere of Searchlight Pictures' film “Kinds of Kindness” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York on June 20, 2024. (Photo: ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo: ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

American actor Dennis Quaid attends a photocall for the film “The Substance” during the 77th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 20, 2024. (Photo by Christophe Simon/AFP via Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – JUNE 21: (Editorial Use Only – Please seek approval from the fashion house for any non-editorial use) Demi Moore attends the Dior Homme Menswear Spring/Summer 2025 show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France on June 21, 2024. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

But we're in the midst of a cinema apocalypse now. People don't want to go see movies in giant sweaty rooms full of strangers. We want to be quietly and peacefully (and cheaply) entertained at home. So we'll have to wait and see if this movie fully enters the pop culture sphere. (RELATED: Taylor Sheridan's 'The Landman' gets official release date in 2024)

But whether I see it in the theater or on a streaming service, this is one of the few horror movies I'm genuinely looking forward to.What do you think?

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