There's not a lot of story in the trailer for the upcoming horror movie Antlers, and that's just how I like it. Creepy kid monologue overlaid with disturbing imagery and shots of actors I like in a state of consternation? That's quite enough, thanks, I'm sold:
Based on the short story"The Quiet Boy" by Nick Antosca, who co-writes the screenplay, Antlers is billed as generically horror-y as it gets: "a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences." But with a few clues in the trailer around monstrous transformations, heavily-bolted doors, and mangled corpses, I have a sneaking suspicion about what some of these "frightening consequences" may entail.
Heavy on atmosphere, this is a solid horror trailer for an intriguing movie which looks like it's not going to reinvent the wheel, but certainly, invite people to indulge in a good-old-fashioned scary movie. It's great to see that smaller, genre-driven films like this are still being made.
Antlers doesn't have a release date yet, but expect it some time in the next few months. We'll be waiting.
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At 28, Plemons has gone highbrow ( The Master) and lowbrow ( Battleship) and appeared in your favorite prestige television ( Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, Fargo). And yet he’s the rare actor that hates the one thing all actors are supposed to love: attention.
Originally Appeared on GQ