Fangoria to Produce Female-Fronted 'Frankenstein' Retelling 'After Birth'

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Marie Constantinesco
Laura Moss will make her feature directorial debut with the project.

Fangoria — the horror fan magazine that was purchased recently by Texas-based Cinestate — has acquired horror screenplay After Birth.

The female-fronted retooling of the 'Frankenstein' myth follows a morgue technician who successfully reanimates the body of a little girl, but to keep the child breathing, she will need to harvest biological materials from pregnant women. When the girl’s mother, a nurse, discovers her baby alive, the two women enter into a deal that forces them both down a dark path of no return.

Laura Moss and Brendan O’Brien wrote After Birth, which will act as Moss' feature directorial debut. 

Mali Elfman, who recently produced Jumanji actress Karen Gillan's directorial debut, will produce After Birth, along with Dallas Sonnier and Amanda Presmyk for Fangoria and Cinestate. Phil Nobile Jr. and Clay Neigher of Fangoria will executive produce.

Fangoria has branched out into production, releasing its first film, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich, earlier this month.

Moss, whose most recent short film, Allen Anders: Live at the Comedy Castle – Circa 1987, screened at this year's SXSW, is repped by UTA.

UTA Independent Film Group negotiated the deal and is representing the domestic rights for After Birth with Cinestate.