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Before she was Jadis (aka Anne) on AMC's The Walking Dead, Pollyanna McIntosh was The Woman in Lucky McKee's 2011 movie of the same name (based on the book that McKee wrote with the late, great Jack Ketchum, aka Dallas Mayr), and for her feature-length directorial debut, McIntosh will continue the story of The Woman with Darlin', which is teased in its first trailer ahead of its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival.

Written and directed by Pollyanna McIntosh, Darlin' stars Lauryn Canny, Bryan Batt, Nora-Jane Noone, Cooper Andrews, and McIntosh, who will reprise her role as The Woman from the 2011 movie of the same name. Darlin' is produced by Andrew van den Houten and executive produced by Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee, Malik B. Ali, Badie Ali, Hamza Ali, Greg Newman, and Travis Stevens.

Daily Dead is once again in Austin to cover the SXSW Film Festival, so be sure to check here for all of our reviews, interviews, and breaking news from the fest!

Synopsis: "Found at a Catholic hospital filthy and ferocious, feral teenager Darlin' (Lauryn Canny) is whisked off to a care home run by The Bishop (Brian Batt of Mad Men) and his obedient nuns where she is to be tamed into a "good girl." However, Darlin' holds a secret darker than the "sins" she is threatened with, and she is not traveling alone. The Woman (Pollyanna McIntosh of The Walking Dead), equally fierce and feral, who raised her is ever present and is determined to come for her no matter who tries to step in her way.

Continuing the twistedly vicious adventure of Lucky McKee's cult hit The Woman, DARLIN' sees standout star Pollyanna McIntosh both in front of and behind the camera, expertly commanding an all-consuming feast on the senses and sensibility in equal measure."

Screening Times:

World Premiere | Saturday, March 9th, 11:30pm @ Alamo Lamar D

Public Screening #2 | Tuesday, March 12th, 11:00pm @ Alamo Ritz 1

Public Screening #3 | Saturday, March 16th, 11:00am @ Alamo Lamar A

Derek Anderson
About the Author - Derek Anderson

Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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