Did you see Searching? Ooh, what a thriller that was. Director Aneesh Chaganty crafted a potboiler about a father searching for a missing daughter all on computer screens, and knocked it out of the park and thensome. I’ve been stoked for his follow-up work since, and am even more stoked now that I’ve seen this brief teaser of RUN, coming to Hulu on November 30.
Kiera Allen stars as a young daughter bound to a wheelchair (Allen, in real life, uses a wheelchair) whose life is controlled with startling intensity and thoroughness by Sarah Paulson, her mother. As Allen starts to learn the truth about the hermetically sealed world Paulson has created for her, she realizes she must escape the twisted world her mother has created for her, and, well, run. While I find a November 30 release date for the Hulu horror a touch odd (Thanksgiving counter-programming?), I will be watching this sucker with held breath and gripped armchairs — and I can’t wait to see Chaganty’s filmmaking style in a more traditional format.
RUN runs to Hulu on November 30. Check out the teaser and official synopsis below. For more on Paulson, here’s our review of Netflix’s Ratched.
They say you can never escape a mother’s love… but for Chloe, that’s not a comfort — it’s a threat. There’s something unnatural, even sinister about the relationship between Chloe (newcomer Kiera Allen) and her mom, Diane (Sarah Paulson). Diane has raised her daughter in total isolation, controlling every move she’s made since birth, and there are secrets that Chloe’s only beginning to grasp. From the visionary writers, producers and director of the breakout film Searching, comes a suspense thriller that shows that when mom gets a little too close, you need to RUN.