Apparently, we should be worried about way more than candy from strangers. If the new trailer for Greta is to be heeded, we should be careful of returning lost items to strangers too! Or at least, never let ourselves grow close to someone we’ve met randomly because we opted to be a Good Samaritan.
Chloë Grace Moretz, fresh off her paranoid, unhinged turn in Suspiria (2018), finds herself at the end of a terrifying friendship turned dangerous stalking in Greta. The thriller, from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game, Interview With The Vampire), is bringing it’s obsessive vibes to theaters March 1st, 2019.
Check out the synopsis:
“A sweet, naïve young woman trying to make it on her own in New York City, Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz) doesn’t think twice about returning the handbag she finds on the subway to its rightful owner. That owner is Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an eccentric French piano teacher with a love for classical music and an aching loneliness. Having recently lost her mother, Frances quickly grows closer to widowed Greta. The two become fast friends — but Greta’s maternal charms begin to dissolve and grow increasingly disturbing as Frances discovers that nothing in Greta’s life is what it seems.”
Any New Yorker worth their salt could’ve told Frances that a connection sparked on the subway would go to some bonkers places. But I don’t t think anyone could have predicted the level of unhinged that Greta slips into over the course of this trailer.
Isabelle Huppert looks to bring all her scenery chewing powers to the title role, evoking vibes of classic obsessive stalker films like Misery and Fatal Attraction. Will Greta manage to revive the once prolific stalker horror subgenre? The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, but the rest of us will have to wait until the March 1st wide release to decide for ourselves.