Do Not Watch This SWALLOWED Trailer If You've Eaten Recently

THE RUINS' Carter Smith is back with another feature that'll make your skin crawl.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · January 18, 2023, 4:53 PM EST
Jena Malone as Alice in Carter Smith’s SWALLOWED. Photo courtesy of Momentum Pictures.

The Ruins director Carter Smith is back with a new nightmarish body horror, Swallowed, which is set for VOD and digital release on February 14, 2023 - just in time for those romantic Valentine's Day dinner dates.

Swallowed stars Jena Malone (The Ruins, The Neon Demon and the upcoming Consecration), Mark Patton (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge), Cooper Koch (They/Them), as well as marking the feature debut of Jose Colon.

The plot synopsis for Momentum Pictures' icky new feature reads as follows;

After a drug run goes bad, two friends must survive a nightmarish ordeal of drugs, bugs and horrific intimacy in this backwoods body-horror thriller. 

Swallowed's digital release follows a successful festival run last year, playing at Fantasia, FrightFest and Screamfest to name but a few. Reviews have described the film as a 'desperate tale of survival designed to make your skin crawl' and a'take on the body horror genre filtered through a distinct, deeply felt LGBTQ+ prism'.


Check out the new trailer and poster for Swallowed below, courtesy of Momentum: