Hatching Review: A Horrific Tale of Body Dysmorphia

A struggling pre-teen gymnast with an overbearing mother discovers a strange egg with deadly consequences. Hatching is a Finnish horror film that addresses multiple difficult themes. Its primary focus is body dysmorphia. The protagonist starves and brutalizes herself to meet harsh expectations. Hatching also works as a revolting creature feature. The egg unleashes a freakish monster that needs to be fed and acts viciously on the emotional state of its young caretaker. Hatching is thoughtful, disturbing, and frankly sickening; despite a predictable ending with minor flaws.


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