Road trips gone wrong is a pretty common horror trope, from Vacancy to Southbound. Now, the new film, The Farm, somehow makes road trips seem even more nightmarish. Between the new posters and trailer, this film may have you rethinking that cross-country drive and have you buying a plane ticket instead.
With the masks of You’re Next and the demented rural farm of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this film looks like it will succeed is shocking the audience and making them feel a little queasy. This is director Hans Stjernswärd’s first feature-length film and stars Nora Yessayan as Nora and Alec Gaylord as Alec. Nora and Alec are a couple on vacation. But, their road trip takes a very wrong turn into the cannibalistic and sadistic. They wake up in cages and must escape their kidnappers. Despite the sadism and gore, The Farm has a message about issues of food production and “meeting your meat.”
Here is the film’s synopsis via Overlook Film Festival:
“The classic horror tale of a young couple who takes a wrong turn and stumbles into a small town full of people with nefarious intentions is turned on its head in this disturbing manifesto about food production. Seeping with eerie atmosphere, this unnerving first feature from newcomer Hans Stjernswärd finds as much fear in its silences as it does in its sickening, insidious images.”
These new posters really lean into the cannibalism: legs, blood, ears, weapons, the whole shebang. Plus, The Farm’s tagline is, “In this place, you’re the main dish.” Vegetarianism is starting to sound pretty tempting about now.
The Farm is set to be released November 16th by Red Hound Films. What do you think of The Farm? Can you stomach cannibalism movies? Let us know on Twitter, Instagram, Reddit, and in the Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street Facebook group!