Michael Shannon is terrifying in this trailer. He’s one of those actors, like Christian Slater, that have this edge they can pull out at the drop of a hat. From the first second of this trailer, alarms were going off in my head.
Male obsession is a thoroughly mined genre – possibly because it’s the kind of horror story that is all too relatable – but this doesn’t fit in with the current mold.
In those sort of films the man is clearly the villain but whilst Shannon’s character isn’t somebody I’d like to sit with for afternoon tea; I don’t see him as inherently evil. This looks to be a more complex take on the over-told story with a more nuanced and balanced perspective.
Imogen Poots plays the mysterious, young ingenue whilst Shannon is the tense, and I’m guessing, possessive chef. Tension is the key word with this movie. Every shot and every line had me on the edge of my seat in anticipation for some unknown event.
Most of all, this seems like a character story and I cannot wait to see the journey that these characters embark on.
What did you think of the trailer? Are you a Michael Shannon fan? Let me know in the comments.