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    Colin Farrell And Nicole Kidman's New Horror Movie Has A Trailer And It's Horrifying

    *deletes Ellie Goulding's "Burn" from playlist immediately*

    With Halloween right around the corner*, it's around that time of year when our soul sockets get inundated with brutal imagery from upcoming horror films.


    *Look, I know it's August but if Christmas starts in October then Halloween starts in August. Do not come for me on this.

    And this year we have a wide array of branded, familiar horror movies to choose from, whether it be Jigsaw or It or Leatherface.

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    But today we got our first look at a horror of the truly psychological kind from the writer/director who brought us the critically acclaimed films Dogtooth and The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos.


    The film, mysteriously titled The Killing of a Sacred Deer, has very little info out about it, though it was nominated for the Palme d'Or and won Best Screenplay at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.


    And in a time when trailers can give away a little TOO MUCH plot information, this first trailer manages to show pretty much nothing, while still giving me the willies.


    The trailer shows Colin Farrell as a surgeon married to Nicole Kidman. Farrell appears to befriend a strange teenage boy played by Dunkirk's Barry Keoghan, and then SHIT STARTS TO HIT THE FAN.


    The film truly looks as beautiful as it does unsettling.


    The official synopsis reads: "A prominent surgeon adopts a teenager into his family, but as the teen’s actions grow increasingly sinister, the doctor is forced to make a terrible decision."


    The trailer creeps along at an eerie pace, with some heavy visual callbacks to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining.


    The sound design alone for the course of the 1 minute and 18 seconds is CHILLING AS ALL FUCK.


    So basically, if you hate a good night's rest, I can't recommend watching the full trailer highly enough.

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    The Killing of a Sacred Deer is in theaters October 27, 2017.

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