In mid-August, A24 delivered an eerie trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster) upcoming film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Between its medical-themed horror elements and its slow and creepy pacing, the trailer hit all of the right notes to get audiences curious and interested in the film. Now that we’re closer to the movie’s release, A24 have released a new trailer which ramps up the level of squeamishness that its predecessor inspired. You can watch the entire new clip below:
Judging by the trailers for this fall’s upcoming horror releases, we are in for one heck of a Halloween season! Mother!, Stranger Things Season Two, It, and Jigsaw will all be out before we know it; and A24 just added to the excitement by posting an eerie new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos’ (The Lobster).
The film stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan, and Alicia Silverstone; and it promises to be chock full of nail biting suspense and medical horror. The trailer sets a creepy, methodical tone by presenting several sterile establishing shots before bodies start unnaturally flopping to the ground. Based on what we can gather from the elusive trailer, the film seems to focus on a surgeon who is crippling his patients. This one’s gonna be a doozy! read more
A24 (the studio responsible for a wide variety of critically acclaimed horror films as well as a slate of current Oscar contenders) has just released the first trailer for Trey Edward Shults’ horror film It Comes at Night.
The trailer exudes a menacing, claustrophobic atmosphere and hints at an unknown presence lurking in the woods. The haunting artwork of Renaissance painter Pieter Bruegel (entitled “The Triumph of Death”) offers our first glimpse of a potential “hell on earth” scenario for the unlucky families trapped in the close quarters of the house and the dark forest. read more
A24, the studio behind such recent critical darlings as Ex Machina, Room, and The Witch, has revealed the official trailer for The Monster. The film is directed by Bryan Bertino, director of The Strangers. Since horror films are missing from theater schedules this October, your best bet for chills and thrills this Halloween is to watch this trailer on repeat:
Due Bertino’s work on The Strangers and A24’s recent track record, the trailer has already drummed up high hopes and high expectations from within the horror community. The trailer appears to continue Bertino’s and A24’s practice of focusing on character and story development over cheap jump scares. Only time will tell if the film lives up to the expectations. read more
‘The Witch’ – Review
By Lynn Sorel
Rating: 8 out of 10
Synopsis: A family in 1630s New England is torn apart by the forces of witchcraft, black magic and possession.
Our Thoughts: ‘The Witch’ follows a Puritan family who leaves the plantation they were living due to a conflict of beliefs. They build a house and farm of their own and begin the new lives. One day, their new born baby is stolen by a witch who lives in the woods, while their oldest daughter, Thomasin, is playing with him. The witch, portrayed as a creepy, naked elderly woman, kills the child, churns his blood and rubs it on her body. read more