Hatching (2022)
September 21, 2022 8:52 AM - Subscribe

12-year-old gymnast, Tinja (Siiri Solalinna), is desperate to please her image-obsessed mother, whose popular blog 'Lovely Everyday Life' presents their family's idyllic existence as manicured suburban perfection. One day, after finding a wounded bird in the woods, Tinja brings its strange egg home, nestles it in her bed, and nurtures it until it hatches. The creature that emerges becomes her closest friend and a living nightmare, plunging Tinja beneath the impeccable veneer into a twisted reality that her mother refuses to see.

A Finnish language horror directed by Hanna Bergholm from a screenplay by Ilja Rautsi.

92% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Currently streaming in the US on Hulu, and available for digital rental on multiple outlets. JustWatch listing.
posted by DirtyOldTown (4 comments total)
This sounds creepy and interesting - DOT, did you like it?
posted by emd3737 at 11:01 PM on September 21, 2022

I did, yeah. It's kinda body horror/puberty metaphor which won't be for everyone. But I thought it was great. The various layers of satire about Tinja's horrible influencer mom were also terrific.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:08 PM on September 22, 2022

Whew, dog death. Glad I looked first.
posted by praemunire at 1:37 PM on September 22, 2022

(...Yes, you can whack the whole family, but better not touch a hair on the dog's head!)
posted by praemunire at 1:38 PM on September 22, 2022 [1 favorite]

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