First Glance: “Men”

Independent film distributor extraordinaire A24 teams with writer-directer Alex Garland (“Ex Machina”, “Annihilation”) in the new horror thriller “Men”. The film stars the wonderful (and now Oscar-nominated) Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear. A24 dropped a killer teaser a month or so ago and now have released the first official trailer. To no surprise this looks really good and you can see Garland’s fingerprints all over it.

In “Men” Buckley plays Harper, a grieving woman who retreats to English countryside following the tragic death of her husband (Paapa Essiedu). Her quiet escape is quickly interrupted by a number of men from the village (many played by Kinnear). The images are mysterious and often unsettling, giving us a taste of the horrors to come but also leaving much to our imagination. One thing’s for sure, there will be more going on under the surface that what the trailer shows us. I can’t wait.

“Men” hits theaters May 20th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.

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