Mia Wasikowska & Christopher Abbott in Red Band 'Piercing' Trailer

December 28, 2018
Source: YouTube

Piercing Trailer

"There will definitely be a lot of blood." Universal has released a freaky red band trailer for the indie horror thriller Piercing, the second feature from up-and-coming filmmaker Nicolas Pesce (his first film was The Eyes of My Mother). The film is currently playing in select theaters for those interested. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and went on to play at tons of festivals all over the world this year. Piercing is an intimate psychological thriller about a man who goes to a hotel with the intention of killing a prostitute, but gets into more trouble than he can handle with this particular girl. Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott star, with a small cast featuring Laia Costa, Olivia Bond, Maria Dizzia, and Wendell Pierce. I'm not into this film much, but this is a nicely wicked trailer that should grab the attention of a few people.

Here's the official red band trailer (+ poster) for Nicolas Pesce's Piercing, direct from YouTube:

Piercing Poster

You can still watch the original trailer for Nicolas Pesce's Piercing here, to see even more footage.

A man (Christopher Abbott) kisses his wife and baby goodbye and seemingly heads away on business, with a plan to check into a hotel, call an escort service, and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. Piercing is directed by American filmmaker Nicolas Pesce, his second feature after his debut with the film The Eyes of My Mother in 2016. The screenplay is also written by Nicolas Pesce, adapted from RyĆ» Murakami's novel of the same name. This premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and also played Fantastic Fest, AFI Fest, and the Rotterdam, Sydney, Edinburgh, Munich, New Zealand, Jerusalem, and Chicago Film Festivals. Universal will open Pesce's Piercing in select theaters + on VOD starting December 7th this fall.

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Looks disgusting and stupid. What is the world coming to?

Trix256 on Dec 28, 2018


Hate to break it to you but the world we live in is disgusting and stupid.

Josh Taylor on Dec 30, 2018


If I happen to be in the mood for it, why not?

shiboleth on Dec 28, 2018


I guess Mia W. is a pretty good actress, but I just don't find her attractive to look at and certainly not sexy. This did look weird and crazy, but I still think I'll take a pass on it and maybe...maybe watch it when it comes to cable. Probably that will be a very short time as I don't think this is going to have much of a life at the box office.

thespiritbo on Dec 28, 2018


Would much rather see some original and thought-provoking film like this rather than all the superhero crap at the cinemas these days. Looks like it has an "American Psycho" vibe to it. I'm in.

JacksonHart on Dec 29, 2018


There's a LOT of great thought-provoking films out there, you just gotta go find and see them. I recommend: Vox Lux, Burning, Widows, If Beale Street Could Talk, Cold War, Capernaum. And in terms of superhero films, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the most innovative, creative, refreshing comic book movies I've seen in a LONGGGGGG time. If you're tired of the genre and need to see how great it can be, give that a watch.

Alex Billington on Dec 29, 2018


Nice. Poster reminds me of some old French stuff.

DAVIDPD on Dec 29, 2018


This looks a bit too disturbing and twisted for my taste. Curious about the tentacles though lol.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 2, 2019

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