Youtube user Pickle Rick (yes, really) said it best in the comment section on the new trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, “A24, you had my curiosity. Now you have my attention.”
A24 had previously released a fairly cryptic trailer for the latest film by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster, Dogtooth) ahead of its Fantastic Fest screening. While few details concerning the plot of the movie were given in the clip, it certainly caught the eye of fans of suspense, thrillers, and horror. This time around, we can piece together a storyline and first-readings on characters.
Colin Farrell, who Lanthimos seems to favor, plays the patriarch doctor Steven Murphy. Horrific events ensue to his family (played by Nicole Kidman, Raffey Cassidy, and Sunny Suljic) after taking in Martin, the son of one of Murphy’s former patients. Played by Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Martin displays a permeating uneasiness that will likely stick in your mind long after viewing the trailer.
And let’s remember that this is just the trailer. Select theaters will be screening the film on October 20th, 2017.