Oh, to have grown up in the Cronenberg household… after David Cronenberg’s son Brandon blessed us with sci-fi horror Possessor and Infinity Pool, now the horror master’s daughter, Caitlin Cronenberg is making her own way into genre filmmaking with Humane, for which the official trailer has just released.

The film is described as a dystopian satire taking place over a single day, months after a global ecological collapse has forced world leaders to take extreme measures to reduce the earth’s population. Which is to say, implementing a program that requires 20% of the global population to volunteer to die.

Humane takes place in “a wealthy enclave, where a recently retired newsman has invited his grown children to dinner to announce his intentions to enlist in the nation’s new euthanasia program. But when the father’s plan goes horribly awry, tensions flare and chaos erupts among his children.”

Jay Baruchel (Blackberry, This is the End), Emily Hampshire (12 Monkeys, Schitt’s Creek), Peter Gallagher (Covert Affairs, Grace and Frankie), Sebastian Chacon (Emergency), Alanna Bale (Sort Of, Cardinal), Sirena Gulamgaus (Transplant), and Enrico Colantoni (Veronica Mars) star, with a script from Michael Sparaga.

Humane will receive a cinematic run courtesy of IFC Films on April 26th, before coming home to Shudder three months later, on July 26th. “With ‘Humane,’ Caitlin has delivered a wickedly smart, humorous and socially relevant thriller with exceptional performances from its outstanding cast,” said Emily Gotto, Shudder’s VP of global acquisitions & co-productions. “We can’t wait to share this chilling, prescient satire with Shudder members.”

Watch the trailer below:

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