First Trailer for Yorgos Lanthimos' Eerie 'The Killing of a Sacred Deer'

August 16, 2017
Source: YouTube

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Trailer

"I don't understand why I should have to pay the price?" A24 has debuted the first official trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the latest film from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth, Alps, The Lobster) that upset audiences at the Cannes Film Festival this year. This devious thriller is about a family tormented by a teenage boy. That's about all I will say, as it's best to experience this and let it unfold in front of you. The cast features Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Alicia Silverstone, Raffey Cassidy, Bill Camp, Sunny Suljic, and Barry Keoghan (who you will recognize as the kid from the boat in Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk). This film is designed to get under the skin of audiences, making some people hate it, while others will love it. I wrote in my Cannes review that "it's some seriously creepy, unsettling stuff." But I still loved it.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer, from YouTube:

The Killing of a Sacred Deer Poster

A teenager's (Barry Keoghan) attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon (Colin Farrell) into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn. The Killing of a Sacred Deer is directed by prominent Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, of the critically acclaimed films My Best Friend, Kinetta, Dogtooth, Alps, and The Lobster previously. The screenplay is written by Yorgos Lanthimos and Efthymis Filippou. This originally premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in competition earlier this year (read our review), where it won the Best Screenplay award (tied with You Were Never Really Here). A24 will release Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer in select theaters starting October 20th in the fall. So who's planning to see this? Thoughts?

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  • Efterklang
    The best kind of creepy, I'm in.
  • The Lobster was interesting and sometimes amusing but overall left you hanging, which irritates me. This...looks a bit too dark for my taste these days. Looks like Colin Farrell and this director are exclusive though.
    • Bo
      Interesting post, Raw. I've yet to see any of this director's work and for some reason have not been able to generate any interest in doing so. I do not go out to see movies anymore and his work hasn't come around cable. Oh well...your reaction to The Lobster sort of concretizes my
  • Well the lobster sucked big time, but this is a impressive trailer... On my list...
  • shiboleth
    It definitely has some special taste. Might be the only reason to see. And if there's something more, that's a treat. And I sense there might be something ...
    Nice! Looking like a great one.
  • Terry Craig
    The Lobster was great and hopefully so will this be. Trailer's definitely intriguing and doesn't show too much/shows just enough. Only other film of his I've seen is Dogtooth, which didn't win me over. If anyone familiar with his other work might recommend any of it, let me know.




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