I don’t know what I just watched a trailer for, but all I know is I want to see the movie right ruddy now! The latest trailer for The Endless comes with a plethora of positive quotes and perhaps a tad too much acclaim than needed to sell a movie. Nevertheless, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead’s mystery horror flick is garner all kinds of hype on the indie circuit, and its release is mere weeks away.
Following their Lovecraftian modern cult classic SPRING, writer/directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead star as brothers who receive a mysterious message inspiring them to pay a visit to the cult they escaped as children. As unsettling events and phenomena begin to occur, the brothers are forced to question whether the cult’s supernatural beliefs might not be entirely made up – and if, now that they’ve returned, they’ll be allowed to leave again.
We’ve had some excellent indie horrors over the last couple of years with It Comes At Night, The Witch, It Follows, and the box office juggernaut and Oscar nominee, Get Out. I kind of feel the same about The Endless after watching the trailer as I did when I saw promos for the movies above. I didn’t really know what was going on plot-wise, I was unnerved and intrigued in equal measures. Basically, The Endless looks like it could be one of the most talked about indie horror films of the year. No pressure then. If you saw James Ward Byrkit sorely under-seen low-fi-sci-fi Coherence, The Endless does appear like it could dabble in the same subject matter. That said, I haven’t got a clue what’s going on here, and it’s glorious.
Oh, and just a friendly tip, if you haven’t seen It Comes At Night, don’t watch the trailer as it entirely missells the film.
There’s no fixed UK date yet, but The Endless arrives in the US on April 6.