Small towns are often hotbeds of horror in movies (and sometimes outside of them), and Antlers, the new film from Hostiles and Out Of The Furnace director Scott Cooper, certainly appears to explore that idea. With Guillermo del Toro helping to shepherd the film as producer, the new trailer has arrived.
A stylish piece that forgoes dialogue (save for one word) in favour of imagery and building tension, the new trailer helps sketch the world of the movie. Adapted by Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson from Antosca's short story The Quiet Boy, Antlers sees a teacher (Keri Russell) discovering that a student's family hides a terrifying secret, one that she has to fight for survival against when she takes the boy into her care, and that might affect the future of their town.
Jeremy T. Thomas plays the lad, whose tales of "big bear", "little bear" and "baby bear" soon become worrying stories of horror and family dysfunction. This is something that would give the hardiest of social workers pause.
With Jesse Plemons as Russell's character's sheriff brother, the film still only lists a 2020 release for both here and the US.