COLD IN JULY First Trailer

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Cold In July was one of the high-profile films that debuted at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, led by the star trio of Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard and Don Johnson.

We finally get to see the first trailer for ourselves and for our first glimpse Jim Mickle-directed slow-burn thriller sound like a straight-forward “family-in-jeopardy” flick set in the ’80s. The further it twists the better.

Hall who said good-bye to Dexter seven months ago is essentially a straight man here, but it looks like Shepard steals the film, doing his best work in years.

Cold In July filming took place during the summer of 2013 in Kingston, NY and opens in limited release and on VOD on May 23rd.

Hit the jump to check out the first trailer for noir-tinged tale which deserves a beat-up VHS cover and a big bowl of popcorn to go with it.

On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Dexter’s Michael C. Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice, directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) with scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses.

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