What do you get when you mix genre maestro Guillermo del Toro as producer with acclaimed “Out of the Furnace,” “Crazy Heart” and “Black Mass” director Scott Cooper? You get one hell of an atmospheric looking horror tale in “Antlers”.
The story follows a small-town Oregon teacher (Keri Russell) and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, who discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences. The feature is adapted from a short story by “Channel Zero” creator Nick Antosca,
T Corbitt, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan also star in the film which Cooper says has influences ranging from John Carpenter to Andrei Tarkovsky. He also has nothing but praise for del Toro whom he calls “fantastic and so supportive and wildly imaginative”.
Antosca, Cooper and C. Henry Chaisson penned the script and the film opens in 2020.
— Antlers (@AntlersMovie) August 20, 2019