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09th Feb 2022

WATCH: The trailer for Men is one of the creepiest things we’ve seen in ages

Stephen Porzio

It stars recent Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley.

A teaser trailer has been released for upcoming horror movie Men and boy, is it bone-chilling.

The movie comes from filmmaker Alex Garland, who wrote the screenplays for 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, on top of writing and directing the acclaimed movies Ex Machina and Annihilation.

It also stars Irish actress and recent Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter) and is produced by A24, the indie entertainment company known for putting out such modern classics as Hereditary and The Witch.

Given the talent involved, JOE was already excited to see the movie but its first teaser makes it look like a must-watch.

The enigmatic footage sees Buckley’s character wandering around the British countryside, where she stumbles upon the most ominous tunnel seen in a movie since Kill List (if you know, you know) and a church with an eerie symbol of a face etched in stone.

Creepy enough already, as the score – comprising of disquieting notes and strange howls – accelerates, we see the lead character begin to be terrorised by men lurking from afar or framed in a way where we can never see their faces fully.

The end result is a teaser that grips and unsettles while at the same time does not reveal too much about the movie’s storyline such as: Who are these men stalking Buckley? Is there an element of the supernatural at play?

The plot synopsis from A24 provides a little more detail but not a huge amount, describing the film as “feverish” and “shape-shifting”.

It reads: “In the aftermath of a personal tragedy, Harper (Buckley) retreats alone to the beautiful English countryside, hoping to have found a place to heal.

“But someone or something from the surrounding woods appears to be stalking her.

“What begins as simmering dread becomes a fully-formed nightmare, inhabited by her darkest memories and fears…”

Men currently does not have an Irish release but it will be out in the States on the 20 May so you can expect to see it sometime after that.

Check out its teaser trailer below.

Clip via A24

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