It’s been a good year for independent horror and 2019 looks like it could be shaping up to follow suit with Piercing,starring Mia Wasikowska and Christopher Abbott.
Piercing looks as though it will set a new benchmark and judging by this new red-band trailer, will not hold back.
The film follows Reed (Abbott); a seemingly normal family man until his business trip reveals him to have a dark side that brings out a plan to check into a motel and murder an unsuspecting prostitute.
Enter Jackie (Wasikowska) as the targeted escort, however, with an ulterior motive of her own in mind, the tables quickly turn on Reed.
The trailer shows that the film is really going all-out on quirky black comedy, and won’t hold back on the violent mind and torture games the two main characters are going to play on each other.
It also looks as though the audience will be in for a fun, if not hilariously over-the-top mind-bending experience.
So if 2018 satisfied your thirst for a bloody good time in the horror genre, Piercing looks to continue the trend well into the new year.
The film is directed by Nicolas Pesce and is due out on 1 February 2019.