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Antlers

Teacher Julia Meadows (Keri Russell) comes back to the Oregon community she left many years ago due to her fatherā€™s abuse, only to become involved with a 12-year-old boy (Jeremy T. Thomas) in her class who has a dark secret. A new genre for Scott Cooper; his version of a horror movie shares the same kind of grim atmosphere and working-class environs as his Out of the Furnace (2013). At the heart of the story lies an old native legend. Contrived moments are overshadowed by a fine cast, a realistic approach and a relentlessly dark but effective climax where Russell battles monsters, new and old.

2021-U.S. 99 min. Color. Directed byĀ Scott Cooper. Screenplay: Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, Scott Cooper. Short Story: Nick Antosca (ā€The Quiet Boyā€). Cast: Keri Russell (Julia Meadows), Jesse Plemons (Paul Meadows), Jeremy T. Thomas (Lucas Weaver), Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochraneā€¦ Amy Madigan.

Trivia: Co-produced by Guillermo del Toro and David S. Goyer. Filmed in 2018 and delayed a couple of years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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