The final trailer for the upcoming horror movie Antlers has been released. The movie is produced by Guillermo Del Toro and is based on the legend of the Wendigo, the mythical man-eating beast that roams the woods of the Pacific Northwest.
The previous Antlers trailer that was released in October was hugely atmospheric, but didn't exactly give us many plot details. This latest promo is still very spooky but also reveals more of the storyline. Local people are getting picked up by something big and scary, and a young boy knows exactly what it is--and where it's living. Keri Russell (Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker) plays the boy's mom, while Jesse Plemons (El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story) is the local sheriff trying to solve the mystery. Check it out below:
Antlers also stars Scott Haze (Venom), Rory Cochrane (CSI Miami), and Amy Madigan (Fringe). It's directed by Scott Cooper, who previously helmed Black Mass and Crazy Heart, and the movie releases on April 17, 2020.
In an interview with Collider, Cooper spoke about being chosen by Del Toro to direct the movie, despite not having previously worked in the horror genre. "[Guillermo] said I've obviously never seen you direct a horror film, but there's a lot of horrific moments in your movies, so I'm more interested in someone who doesn't work in that genre to step into it," Cooper said. "Which is I guess a bit like [William] Friedkin in a sense, having not directing in that genre before he took on The Exorcist. So I find that exciting. "I was so influenced early on by the work of John Carpenter, like Halloween, or certainly The Exorcist which is a favorite of mine, or even Tarkovsky's Stalker. So I'm able to bring all of that into one film which is exciting."
Antlers isn't the only upcoming horror movie to get a scary new trailer this week. A red-band promo for the latest film in the Grudge series was also released--check it out here.