Amy Seimetz is probably best known as an actress, having appearing in things like Pet Semetary, Alien: Covenant, Stranger Things, and Upstream Color. But she’s also a writer, producer, and director who has credits behind the camera on TV shows like Atlanta and The Girlfriend Experience. Now she’s back in the director’s chair for a movie called She Dies Tomorrow, a stylish-looking indie thriller about a young woman who is convinced that she’s going to die the next day, and who begins to pass that paranoia about death to her friends and family. Read More »
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When writer and director Amy Seimetz conceptualized She Dies Tomorrow, I doubt anyone channeled Coronavirus premonitions – and yet, current events prevail. Life imitating art, art imitating life as the prophecies foretell. Her unconventional outbreak thriller absorbs urgency amidst 2020’s ongoing worldwide pandemic, spotlighting an all-too-relevant viral subplot. No, don’t expect some indie rehash of Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion. Instead, bear the weight of humanity’s numbing disease as Seimetz challenges our mortal value by weaponizing its historical antithesis: death. Freeing, paralyzing, and most of all, inescapable.
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