If you thought the Tooth Fairy was just another benevolent sprite who snuck into your house at night to leave cash for your baby teeth, think again. A new horror flick called The Haunting of Helena takes everyone’s favorite tooth burglar and crafts her into a terrifying force of darkness.
To help get you ready to experience all this toothy terror, we’ve got an exclusive clip from the new film – coming to theaters and VOD this June from the Bloody Disgusting Selects line – and it's guaranteed to have you flossing before bed tonight.
First, check out the official synopsis:
“After a divorce, Sophia moves to the south of Italy with her daughter, Helena. Their new home, an apartment within an austere building of the fascist age, is a chance for them to start a new life. But inside an old storage room hides a mysterious closet and a buried secret. After the loss of Helena’s first baby tooth, a chilling obsession begins and an apparition haunts her sleep. Dreams become nightmares. Nightmares become reality. When Helena collects her classmate’s fallen teeth with an urgent hunger, it is clear that there is far more to their new home than can be seen. Sophia finds herself in a terrifying fight to save her child while maintaining her sanity. The Haunting of Helena will keep you at the edge of your seat as it slides in agony along the sharp blade of psychological terror.”
We’ve always been a bit surprised that there aren’t more horror movies involving the Tooth Fairy – after all, she sneaks into your house while you’re sleeping and takes teeth right out from under your pillow. That’s a little creepy, no? What does she do with all those teeth? Losing teeth in general – even as a child – is kinda scary too. There's a lot of fertile ground to till here.
So, we say bring on more dental-themed fright flicks (anyone up for rebooting The Dentist? I’m sure Corbin Bernsen would sign on). If you can make them as creepy as The Haunting of Helena appears to be, we’ll watch them all.
Catch The Haunting of Helena in select theaters starting June 21 and through streaming and VOD services beginning June 18. Now have a look at this exclusive clip and let us know what you think.