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Watch: First Trailer for Ben Wheatley's Horror Comedy 'Sightseers'

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August 28, 2012
Source: The Guardian

Ben Wheatley's Sightseers

"I don't want this to ruin our holiday..." Are you ready for more wacky horror from the mind of the man behind Kill List? The next film directed by Kill List director Ben Wheatley is called Sightseers, a dark "horror" comedy about two young lovers, played by Alice Lowe and Steve Oram (who also wrote the film), who take a caravanning holiday around the British Isles. Sounds delightful, doesn't it? Oh but there's so much more to this, and it's oh so much fun. I first saw this in Cannes (review here) and enjoyed it, now it's getting a UK release first, and The Guardian (via Twitch) has debuted the trailer. It's devious, dark fun!

Here's the first UK trailer for Ben Wheatley's Sightseers, originally debuted on The Guardian:

Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show introverted dog-lover Tina (Alice Lowe) his world and he wants to do it his way: on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford caravan. Erotic odyssey... Killing spree... Caravanning holiday... The trip taken by Tina and Chris in this is these things and more.

Sightseers is directed by up-and-coming British filmmaker Ben Wheatley, of the horror films Down Terrace and Kill List previously. The screenplay was written by the film's two co-stars, Alice Lowe & Steve Oram. The first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival this summer (review) and is also playing at TIFF this fall. IFC Films will be releasing Sightseers in the US, but hasn't set an official US release date yet. Anyone in?

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  • rocky728
    Ha, that looks great. Must be the Brit. version of Natural Born Killers I'm definitely in.
  • beevis
    looks pretty good - the scene at the end was a big LOL..........
  • Mike Pasquariello
    Looks alright. A fun romp, doesn't look as powerful as his last, which isn't a bad thing, but I was just kind of hoping for more of that. I wouldn't really call Down Terrace horror. I would say more dark comedy / crime, but maybe I need to watch it again.
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
    Daily Mail reader, he he.
    • http://www.firstshowing.net/ Alex Billington
      I'm glad someone got that joke! :)
      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7YGEVuJ4mM Carpola
        My wife checks the website all the time, it's a strange newspaper. My in-laws love the newspaper though, scary.
  • http://twitter.com/davide_coppola Davide Coppola
    British humor is just not my brand of humor..
    • lbr
      thats because its not an 'invasion ' film (more brit humour!!)

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