Are you a fan of psychosexual thrillers? Of Matthew Goode being creepy? And of weirdly loud foley work when wine is being consumed? Then get happy, because this clip from Stoker contains all three!
Stoker represents the English-language debut of Oldboy legend Park Chan-Wook, and was written by Prison Break star Wentworth Miller.
It finds Mia Wasikowska as young India Stoker, suffering with a disaffected, emotionally manipulative mother (Nicole Kidman) following the loss of her father in a car accident.
India’s life takes a turn for the even more twisted when her uncle Charlie (Goode) shows up and starts ingratiating himself into the family. The results are… shall we say… violent. And bloody.
Though Miller has said it isn’t a traditional vampire tale, it certainly has some horror overtones and a disturbing feel guaranteed to make you uneasy in the way only Park Chan-Wook can. That’s clear from the clip above.
Stoker also features Alden Ehrenreich, Harmony Korine and Dermot Mulroney and hits cinemas on March 1. You can see the latest trailer below.
Just as a point of possible interest, there is a shot in the trailer of two characters crossing a railway track at night that is lifted straight out of The Lost Boys. It's composed and lit exactly the same so mabey it's an influence on the director. The Lost Boys had Max, the head vampire, who wanted to roll Corey Haim's family in with his own 'Boys' - it also appears to be a possible theme for Stoker. More