The first teaser for “Down Terrace” director Ben Wheatley’s menacing new horror outing “Kill List” doesn’t give away a lot, but it’s enough to make me crave more. Apparently the film left a pretty deep impression on those who saw it at this year’s SXSW, though I wouldn’t know anything about that since I was sitting in my living room at the time. If you detected a little bitterness there, then you’re a lot more perceptive than you give yourself credit for. But, I digress. On with the article.
Here’s a purposely vague synopsis to get you started:
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay (Maskell), is pressured by his partner Gal (Smiley), into taking a new assignment. The film follows as they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again — his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.
Optimum is handling distribution rights in the UK. No word as to when this one might arrive here in the States. While we’re waiting for “Kill List” to reach the rest of the planet, you can check out the clip below. It’s vague, but it’s pretty cool.
(Optimum promises that the full trailer will arrive next Wednesday. -Nix)