Tilman Singer’s acclaimed film, and debut feature, Luz finally has a trailer for its upcoming United States release. The demonic possession film is set to breathe new life into an overused genre while calling back to vintage aesthetics of the 1970s and 1980s. Our very own Jonathan Dehaan called Luz “an eerie and (literally) hypnotic dive into the mind […] a chilling nightmare that engulfs the room and everyone in it”. You can read his full review from Fantasia 2018 HERE.
Luz follows the character of Luz (Luana Velis), a young cab driver who walks into a police station after an accident. She is mostly uncooperative, sitting quietly in the station but we soon learn there is more to Luz than meets the eye. At the same time we are introduced to psychiatrist Dr. Rossini (Jan Bluthardt) who begins to chat with a woman named Nora (Julia Riedler). Nora starts with asking for advice about a friend who was in an accident but she is very clearly after more than just advice.
The new trailer for Luz is reminiscent of the mysterious and ethereal dread of both Argento and Guadagnino’s Suspiria, or Tony Scott’s The Hunger (1983). There is a grainy fogginess to the film that lends itself to the atmosphere, paired with a bold red title, the trailer harkens the styles of classic horror trailers. The film also has a tight 70 minute run time, unusual for current films, so there is not a minute wasted. It is sure to be 70 minutes you will not want to miss.
Luz will be making its theatrical debut in New York and Los Angeles on July 19th. Are you planning on checking out Luz? Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook!