‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ Unveils a Chilling Trailer

The Killing of a Sacred Deer poster

A24’s released the first trailer and poster for The Killing of a Sacred Deer from writer/director Yorgos Lanthimos. The psychological horror film won the Best Screenplay award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and will open in theaters on October 27, 2017.

The cast is led by Colin Farrell who reunites with his The Lobster director for this suspenseful thriller. The cast also includes Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Barry Keoghan (Dunkirk), Raffey Cassidy (Allied), Sunny Suljic (The Unspoken), Bill Camp (The Leftovers), and Alicia Silverstone (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul).

The Plot: Steven (Farrell), an eminent cardiothoracic surgeon is married to Anna (Kidman), a respected ophthalmologist. They are well off and live a happy and healthy family life with their two children, Kim, 14 (Cassidy) and Bob, 12 (Suljic).

 Steven has formed a friendship with Martin (Keoghan), a fatherless 16-year-old boy whom he has taken under his wing. Things take a sinister turn when Steven introduces Martin to his family, gradually throwing their world into turmoil and forcing Steven to make a shocking sacrifice or run the risk of losing everything.