On Monday, October 25, Searchlight Pictures presented at the Regla Essex Crossing RPX room on Delancey Street in Manhattan, the premiere of the horror film Antlers, directed by Scott Cooper and produced by award-winning Mexican director Guillermo del Toro.
This, which is the fifth film directed by Cooper, a native of Virginia and who studied at the New York Film Institute, also features music created by Javier Navarrete, Spanish composer of film soundtracks, who in his second collaboration with Guillermo del Toro received an Oscar nomination for the music of Pan’s Labyrinth.
In Antlers, which in Spanish means antlers, the new and terrifying creature emerges from the visionary world of the acclaimed director Scott Cooper and the master of terror Guillermo del Toro, to reveal the dangerous secret that a schoolboy keeps, which will generate terrifying consequences.
The antler is a symbolic element of the film, which bears this name in English “Antlers” and which gives the background to the development of the entire film in which this mythical creature is characterized by its antlers.
Native Americans believed that antlers allowed animals to hear messages from the spirit world and gave them supernatural powers.
In many cultures of the world up to the present time, ancient legends related to antlers and animals, such as the servant, which are characterized by their possession, even in several Native American cultures, the origin of peoples is linked to animals with antlers.
The story takes place in an isolated town in Oregon, where a high school teacher played by actress Key Russell and her sheriff brother, played by Jesse Plemons, become entangled with the dark secrets that her enigmatic student Lucas keeps inside their home. Waver, played by little actor Jeremy T. Thomas, leads them into terrifying encounters with a legendary supernatural creature of ancient origin.
Based on the short story The Quiet Boy by Nick Antosca, originally published in Guernica magazine in January 2019, this film was produced by Guillermo del Toro, David.
S. Goyer and J. Miles Dale open to the public in the United States on Friday, October 29, 2021, by Searchlight Pictures, after being delayed twice from a release date of April 17, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film stars Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan. The screenplay, written by C. Henry Chaisson, Nick Antosca, and Cooper, was adapted from the tale of Antosca & The Quiet Boy.
In July 2018, it was announced that Guillermo del Toro would be producing Antlers, and filming was planned to begin in Vancouver, British Columbia, for the fourth quarter of 2018.
In August 2018, Jesse Plemons joined the cast and in October 2018, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, and Rory Cochrane joined the cast.
The main filming began on October 1, 2018, and ended on November 30, 2018.
The film was shot primarily in Hope, British Columbia, a city famous for being another fictional Oregon city in and around First Blood.
The film has been well received by critics who among other things have said: It struggles to find a successful balance between its genre and allegorical elements, but Antlers is sharp enough to recommend it as a creature feature-rich in atmosphere and others have expressed: a beautiful, meticulous, but overly serious entry into an infrequently explored subgenre of horror. “
For our part, it is a film where creativity is exalted in the world of terror with a fascinating creature linked to aboriginal beliefs, which goes perfectly with the season and which maintains the presence of Ibero-American creatives in international cinema.
For horror movie lovers, Antler is a fascinating story that will keep your pulse racing and your hair standing on end, adding a new copy to the fascinating collection of imaginary beings of the now legendary Guillermo del Toro, one of the greatest figures. Latinas from world cinema.