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    M. Night Shyamalan's "Old" Has Its First Teaser, And It Looks Freaky As All Heck

    "What the heck is this?!" —Me, trying to comprehend this trailer.

    It's been a couple of years since we received any new nightmares-in-film-form courtesy of the plot twist king, M. Night Shyamalan. I, for one, feel overdue!

    M Night Shymalan at 2018 Comic Con
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    Well, someone must've been reading my diary, because last night during that big ol' football game, we got our first official look at Mr. Twisty-Twist's newest offering, Old. And I mean it from the bottom of my heart when I say, "What the heck is this?!" Check out the teaser here:

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    Now, the teaser is a mere 30 seconds long, but still manages to be wildly unsettling the entire time — a real "no thanks" of a tone, if you ask me.

    Movie poster for "Old" featuring an hourglass wherein the sand is people
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    Just look at this terrifying poster!!!

    So far, we know that the film was written and directed by Shyamalan, but is based on a graphic novel by Pierre Oscar Levy and Frederik Peeters titled Sandcastle, which certainly feels ~foreshadow-y~.

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    The basic gist — as the film's title alludes — is that a group of people find a mysterious, secluded beach that, inexplicably, causes them to age rapidly over the course of one single day.

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    Plus, it has Alex Wolff in it — who I'll always remember as one of the actors responsible for my endless nightmares, courtesy of Hereditary (2018) — so you already KNOW it's going to be a weird, freaky movie.

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    Like, seriously, I have a billion questions: What's going on? Do these people all know each other? What's the inevitable twist going to be?

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    And, maybe most importantly, why is this woman so nonchalant about her son turning into a full-fledged teenager mere seconds after he was, like, 6? Is she Wanda Maximoff?!

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    So — if you love being freaked out beyond all reason — be sure to keep an eye on the horizon for Old, which is due to be released later this summer!

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