Selena Gomez, Horror Movie Star? Watch Her Creepy Turn in Petra Collins' New Short Film

PEOPLE.com | 6/21/2018 | Staff
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Move over, Jamie Lee Curtis — Selena Gomez is coming for your scream queen-status.

On Wednesday, the former Disney Channel star returned to her acting roots, teaming up with Canadian artist and director Petra Collins for a new bizarre and nightmarish short horror film.

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Rolling out exclusively on Instagram’s new long-form video platform IGTV, the film is filled with disturbing imagery.

There’s Gomez, 25, naked in a bathtub, playing with a dismembered face in one clip from the film. And Gomez sucking on a singular eyeball. At one point, she lays at the legs of a woman with a face made out of a dismembered fingers. Later, the star just casually scrapes icing off her own leg with a knife and eats it.

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All the while, Gomez hums an unidentifiable tune while American Horror Story-esque music plays in the background.

Perhaps most creepy, the film is titled “A Love Story.”

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Collins and Gomez have worked together before: She directed the singer’s 2017 music videos for “Bad Liar” and “Fetish” — the latter which featured its own fair share of strange imagery (including Gomez flailing around the kitchen, eating lipstick and glass).

The two are good friends, and talked for well over a year about collaborating together on a horror movie.

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Collins told Vanity Fair last May, “I love The Exorcist and the things that come from inside you, the things that are a little more subtle, and things that you deal with from inwards, and I feel like it’s something Selena and...
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