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Neon’s Longlegs Advertising and marketing Retains Getting Creepier

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A brand new yr means new movies to look at in theaters or at dwelling. And whereas we’ve bought an thought of the larger franchise tentpoles, some movies are build up their presence the old style approach: with some fairly efficient advertising and marketing that sells you on the film’s vibe at the start.

Over the previous couple of Fridays, distributor Neon has launched small teasers for an upcoming horror film referred to as Longlegs. The primary two featured audio of somebody speaking over a family photo and the FBI uncovering one thing within the floorboards as unsettling music performs within the background, with symbols flickering mid-clip and showing on the very finish. We bought one other this previous Friday, which reveals a priest within the moments earlier than he’s seemingly murdered by whoever he’s speaking with. Closing out the clip an FBI agent a wall of symbols over audio of somebody singing; the lyrics aren’t clear, however the singer appears like Nicolas Cage.

We’ve been ready for her.

Longlegs is directed by Oz Perkins, who beforehand helmed 2020’s Gretel & Hansel. Cage has the function of a serial killer being investigated by a brand new FBI agent named Lee (performed by It Follows’ Maika Monroe). The extra Lee digs into his killings, the extra she finds one thing off and occult is happening with him, together with a possible hyperlink between them. All three of the teasers to date have been unsettling, however participating: followers on-line have frolicked attempting to decode the symbols inside every teaser, and there’s been a common optimistic response for Neon’s restraint with revealing what this film is.

At time of writing, Longlegs doesn’t have a launch date in place. Which will include the primary actual trailer for the factor, although it’s unclear if this upcoming Friday will present that or yet one more teaser.

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