New Trailer for Lars von Trier's Demented 'The House That Jack Built'

October 31, 2018
Source: YouTube

The House That Jack Built

"If you feel like screaming, I definitely think you should." IFC Films has unveiled their full official US trailer for Lars von Trier's controversial, demented serial killer film The House That Jack Built, which first premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. The film stars Matt Dillon as the titular Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, following him for 12 years profiling his murders. It's the latest creation from a very angry, very drunk Lars von Trier obsessed with "the idea that life is evil and soulless." Also starring Bruno Ganz, Uma Thurman, Ed Speleers, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Sofie Gråbøl, Riley Keough, and Yu Ji-tae. IFC is also hosting a one-night only screening event on November 28th of what's being called the "Director's Cut", though I'm not sure how different it is from the film they're eventually releasing. I saw this in Cannes, and besides being evil, it's just a bad film in many ways. One of LvT's biggest failures.

Here's the full US trailer (+ poster) Lars von Trier's The House That Jack Built, direct from YouTube:

And here's their Twitter spot for The House That Jack Built promoting the special one-night only showing:

The House That Jack Built Poster

You can still watch the teaser trailer for The House That Jack Built here, and the other full festival trailer.

The story follows Jack (Matt Dillon), a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of 12 years and depicts the murders that truly develop Jack as a serial killer. The House That Jack Built is both written and directed by controversial but acclaimed Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, director of films including The Element of Crime, Breaking the Waves, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Manderlay, The Boss of It All, Antichrist, Melancholia, and Nymphomaniac previously. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival as a last minute addition to the official selection, playing out of competition. IFC Films will release von Trier's The House That Jack Built in select theaters + on VOD starting December 14th this year. Still interested?

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His films often display gratuitous misogyny. One can hardly expect anything better here ...

shiboleth on Oct 31, 2018



Keithist on Oct 31, 2018


So, except the unusual and interesting case of Melancholia he bases his films on advocating the humiliation and degradation of women and doesn't deliver much more then what is mentioned above ...

shiboleth on Nov 1, 2018


*insert Trump GIF "wrong"

Keithist on Nov 6, 2018


Replace Trump with Lars von Trier. The same effect ...

shiboleth on Nov 6, 2018


Yup, still want to see it. Doesn't look bad from the trailers atleast.

Efterklang on Oct 31, 2018


You could say that about every film...

Alex Billington on Oct 31, 2018


Not really. Plenty of films with bad trailers. Anyways, have seen some bad reviews, but also some that say it's great. So I hope I find it interesting, which I think it looks like it'll be.

Efterklang on Oct 31, 2018


Alright, fair enough. Very curious to hear your thoughts once you see this.

Alex Billington on Oct 31, 2018


Brick by brick.

DAVIDPD on Oct 31, 2018


One doesn't have to see a film about evil being personified to know it exists. When I was younger I saw many films about serial killers: Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Maniac, American Psycho, Dahmer, Ed Gein. My question is this: what value does it add? In my experience, not much. It's grotesque and macabre and I've seen enough in my life to know it's out there. I don't desire to entertain it any longer. It serves no purpose to me. I'll find my thrills of cinema through other films.

THE_RAW_ on Nov 6, 2018


That poster is pretty hilarious.

Terry Craig on Nov 12, 2018

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