The Killing of a Sacred Deer is Yorgos Lanthimos’s upcoming super-uncomfortable psychological thriller, and this second trailer is even more unnerving than the first.
Things are definitely spiraling out of control for Colin Farrell. Check it out:
Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna (Nicole Kidman) and their two exemplary children, 12-year-old Bob (Sunny Suljian) and 14-year-old Kim (Raffey Cassidy). Lurking at the margins of his idyllic suburban existence is Martin (Barry Keoghan), a fatherless teen who Steven has covertly taken under his wing. As Martin begins insinuating himself into the family’s life in ever-more unsettling displays, the full scope of his intent becomes menacingly clear when he confronts Steven with a long-forgotten transgression that will shatter the Murphy family’s domestic bliss.
Lanthimos has impressed with Dogtooth and The Lobster, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer feels on brand for sure. This is getting terrific reviews in the festival circuit, and might divide audiences much like mother! did earlier this month.
Colin Farrell stars with Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan as the Creepy AF kid, and Alicia Silverstone (!). It opens in limited release October 20 and will expand the following weekend. Count me in.