The first trailer for director Scott Cooper’s Antlers sees a young boy reading his school assignment aloud as his teacher becomes increasingly more concened by its disturbing subject matter. Judging by what we see, that’s a fair assessment on her part.
The clip is filled with unsettling images — blood trails, screaming, carving — much of it shown in quick cuts. Keri Russell stars as a small-town Oregon teacher who discovers, along with her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.
Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, Amy Madigan also star in Cooper’s his follow-up to 2017’s Hostiles. He also co-wrote Antlers with C. Henry Chaisson & Nick Antosca, based on Antosca’s short story. Fox Seachlight will open the horror thriller next year. It’s the first film in in the label’s first-look deal with del Toro. signed in April 2018.
Take a look at the trailer above and the key art below, and tell us what you think.
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