This CENSOR Trailer May Drive You Insane (In A Good Way)

Prano Bailey-Bond's Sundance hit is ready to wrench brains.

By Meredith Borders · @xymarla · May 18, 2021, 11:36 AM PDT
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Niamh Algar in CENSOR.

Prano Bailey-Bond's Censor came out of this year's Sundance generating a LOT of talk, and today's trailer is certain to keep the conversation going:


This looks good. It's such a smart premise: a British Board of Film Classification censor, working during the time of conservative activism "protecting" society against the video nasty, watches a film that breaks her brain and resurfaces childhood trauma. Niamh Algar evidently gives a riveting performance as Enid, and Bailey-Bond wrote alongside Anthony Fletcher, loosely based on their 2015 short Nasty. Helen Sara Jones produces.

Censor is in theaters June 11 and On Demand June 18, and we're covering it at length in our upcoming issue of FANGORIA magazine. Scroll on for the official synopsis and excellent poster:

Film censor Enid takes pride in her meticulous work, guarding unsuspecting audiences from the deleterious effects of watching the gore-filled decapitations and eye gougings she pores over. Her sense of duty to protect is amplified by guilt over her inability to recall details of the long-ago disappearance of her sister, recently declared dead in absentia. When Enid is assigned to review a disturbing film from the archive that echoes her hazy childhood memories, she begins to unravel how this eerie work might be tied to her past.

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