‘Pernicious’ Trailer Drops, ‘Grudge’-Like Slasher Now Available On iTunes

The Pernicious trailer has dropped, and you can catch it below. If you like what you see, you can go one better and pick it up through iTunes.

The Grudge-like slasher takes place in Thailand where three young girls are on what is supposed to be the “adventure of a lifetime.”

But that “adventure” quickly turns into a living nightmare when they unleash the spirit of a murdered child with only one thing on her mind — revenge.

Judging by the NSFW trailer, she uses some pretty inventive ways to bring about said vengeance. The creepy statue above looks pretty resolute, but as you take a closer look, you can see that she’s a lot more active (and creepy) than the photo indicates.

The reviews are starting to come in, and some are saying the Pernicious trailer doesn’t do it justice, with Horror Society calling director James Cullen Bressack “one of the best directors in the horror game.”

“I have to say that Pernicious absolutely delivers everything that you’d want from a horror film. Personable characters to root for, an original villain, lots of blood and a beautiful, foreign setting. Even from an emotional standpoint the film had a couple gut punches, moments of dread and scenes that made me want to yell at the screen,” raves the site.

James Thompson of Filmoria had a few problems with the movie, but noted “there are some moments of inspired presentation throughout the film that leave it far from the rotting corpses of the dungeons of horror ridicule.”

Particularly, Thompson felt the “overall cinematography of Pernicious is quite beautiful; its spanning of Thailand reveals a bustling market-heavy location dominated on its outskirts by quaint and deserted lands. Add to that the striking colour of the more brutal scenes, with its splashes of red illuminating the screen and even the video nasty money shots appearing inspired, especially considering a film of this budget.”

The Inquisitr has been on a bit of a horror kick lately, bringing you updates on films like this and the inspired “werewolves on a train” thriller Howl.

You’ll have to wait for that last one, but you can grab Pernicious now for $4.99 HD (rent) and $14.99 (buy) on iTunes.

It’s also now playing in select theaters.

So what did you think of the Pernicious trailer — is this one worth checking out, horror fans?

[Image from Pernicious trailer, screen grab]