Trailer: The Killing of a Sacred Deer showcases unnerved Nicole Kidman & Colin Farrell


I’m guaranteed to watch anything from Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos. Dogtooth haunted and disturbed me, and two-thirds of The Lobster is some of the best commentary on modern love I’ve seen. Lanthimos is back with his latest unnerving work, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman.

Judging from this trailer, The Killing of a Sacred Deer may be one of the year’s artsiest thrillers. Heck, I could go for a good psychological horror movie. (Also, nice subversion of the “moody cover song” trailer trope.)

Check out the trailer for The Killing of a Sacred Deer below.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Official Trailer HD | A24

The film seems veiled in mystery and sinister motives, and now I can’t get Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” out of my head. Dammit, it’s like I’ve been shopping at Target or something. The film also stars Barry Keoghan, Raffey Cassidy, and Alicia Silverstone, who is conspicuously absent from this trailer. Curiouser and curiouser.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer premiered at Cannes earlier this year. I’ve intentionally avoided reading reviews of the movie so I can go in cold, and it seems like this is the sort of movie that deserves to be encountered without spoilers beforehand. Here’s a brief official synopsis for The Killing of a Sacred Deer from IMDb that entices but gives nothing away:

A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer comes out on October 27th. Check out a poster for the film in the gallery.

Hubert Vigilla
Brooklyn-based fiction writer, film critic, and long-time editor and contributor for Flixist. A booster of all things passionate and idiosyncratic.