First Trailer for John McNaughton’s Campy Thriller THE HARVEST

John McNaughton’s Campy Thriller

IFC Midnight has released the first trailer for Wild Things director John McNaughton’s campy thriller The Harvest, starring Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton as an over-protective father and mother caring for their wheelchair bound son (Charlie Tahan).

The film opens on April 10th in VOD and in theaters, and also stars Natasha Calis and Peter Fonda.

The Harvest premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival in October 2013 and was screened at Fantasia Film Festival 2014, where Justine Smith wrote,

it is nonetheless a unique and compelling entry in the contemporary horror genre. The film does not rely on shocks or cheap scares but rather the impending dread of death – in particular as it relates to a child. The script carefully insinuates the normal fears of childhood rebellion with those of a greater threat of death, perfectly encapsulating that ‘end of the world’ dread of early adolescence. With an incredible cast, strong gothic motifs, and some credibly horrific twists, The Harvest is a must-see film for the horror crowd.”

Courtesy of IFC Films, check out the official trailer and poster below.

That’s crazy.

In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. But less based in reality, The Harvest is closer to a fairy tale from Grimm’s darkest corners. Maryann (Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandparents after she’s orphaned. Desperately lonely, the preteen sets out to befriend a neighboring deathly ill, bed-ridden boy (Charlie Tahan), despite the outright disapproval of his mother (Samantha Morton). Maryann’s persistence pays off, however, and during a series of secret visits she gradually uncovers some seriously sinister goings-on in the house… Morton as the boy’s overprotective surgeon mom is the stuff of great screen villainy—at once utterly monstrous and tragically desperate—so much so that she makes even frequent heavy Michael Shannon, as the more subdued dad, pale in comparison.

John McNaughton’s Campy Thriller