Appearances would have it that Suzette has it all. A stunning modern home designed by her handsome husband and a gorgeous, but silent, seven-year old daughter who is exceptionally intelligent. But under the surface, her daughter Hanna isn’t just bright, she’s dangerous. Stage’s debut takes anxiety surrounding raising a child to frightening new heights. Baby Teeth is narrated around a cascade of crises caused by Hanna’s refusal to speak, her adoration for her father and mistrust for her mother. After several horror inducing incidents in which Hanna attempts to get rid of her mother, Suzette is troubled with thoughts on whether she wants to save or kill her disturbed child. Stage expertly shapes this creepy thriller into a courageous exploration of parenting and marriage.
By Zoje Stage