Tantalizing Trailer Prepares Horror Fans For ‘Possessor’

The latest terrifying tale from writer/director Brandon Cronenberg–Possessor–is poised to make a big splash in theaters, following a well-received debut at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

The film–distributed by Neon–doesn’t have a release date yet, but it does have a red-band teaser trailer ready for viewing below.

The man behind Possessor–the son of famed filmmaker David Cronenberg (The Fly)–is following up on his 2012 film Antivirus with this s/f-horror entry, as reported by movieweb.com.

The movie tells the story of Tasya Vos, a killer who uses brain-implant technology to inhabit the bodies of others and use them to commit lucrative assassinations. As Vos dives deeper and deeper into her assignment, she becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens her very existence.

Cronenberg explained that when he was hatching this storyline, his life was changing very quickly. “I was waking up feeling this sense of absence of familiarity,” he said, “like I had to scramble to form some kind of identity that made sense in that context.”

He said he thinks “a lot of people have those moments where either they feel like they need to play a character to present themselves or something shifts in their lives. So, on a personal and philosophical level, I thought that idea was interesting.”

The film–which carries the chilling tagline, “No body is safe”–stars Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott, Russif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The producers include Fraser Ash, Niv Fichman, Kevin Krikst and Andrew Starke.

Keep reading Horror News Network for updates on the release date for Possessor.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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