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Hunter Schafer’s Horror Movie ‘Cuckoo’ Drops Eerie First Trailer

Hunter Schafer's Horror Movie 'Cuckoo' Drops Eerie First Trailer
Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo (Fiction Park, Neon, Waypoint Entertainment)

Hunter Schafer is set to make a splash in theaters with her new horror film, Cuckoo. Directed by Tilman Singer, known for his work on Luz, El Fin Del Mundo, and The Events At Mr. Yamamoto’s Alpine Residence, Cuckoo marks Singer’s second foray into the horror genre following the 2018 project Luz.

While Luz received critical acclaim and won several awards at various festivals—including the horror features category at Austin Fantastic Fest, Best Picture at the Fractured Visions Film Festival, and the Fantastic Fest—it failed to leave a lasting impression on audiences.

Produced by NEON, Cuckoo will hit theaters on August 9, with the trailer already generating buzz. The plot of the film, shot on 35mm, has been shrouded in mystery until now. The revealed synopsis promises an eerie and gripping narrative:

Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo (Fiction Park, Neon, Waypoint Entertainment)

“Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in the German Alps with his new family.

Arriving at their future residence, they are greeted by Mr. Konig, her father’s boss, who takes an inexplicable interest in Gretchen’s mute half-sister, Alma. Something doesn’t seem right in this tranquil vacation paradise. Gretchen is plagued by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family.”

Joining Schafer in Cuckoo are Dan Stevens (Legion, Downton Abbey), Jessica Henwick (Love and Monsters), and Zita Hanrot (Love, Death + Robots). Singer also penned the script, with Thor Bradwell, Markus Halberschmidt, Ken Kao, Josh Roseumbaum, and Maria Tsigka producing. Executive producers include Jeff Deutchman, Ryan Friscia, Tom Quinn, and Emily Thomas.

Hunter Schafer’s Hollywood star is on the rise. Best known for her breakout role as Jules in HBO’s Euphoria, Schafer quickly became a household name. Euphoria‘s success, winning numerous Emmys, catapulted Schafer into the spotlight. She co-wrote and co-executive produced a special episode for Euphoria, earning a nomination for Best Writing for a Drama Series at the International Online Cinema Awards.

Hunter Schafer in Cuckoo (Fiction Park, Neon, Waypoint Entertainment)

Last year, Schafer starred in The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, based on Suzanne Collins’ novel. She portrayed Tigris Snow, cousin to the lead character Coriolanus Snow. Though Tigris appeared briefly in the original Hunger Games trilogy, she plays a much larger role in this prequel film.

Looking ahead, Schafer is set to star in Yorgos Lanthimos’ highly anticipated follow-up to Poor Things, titled Kinds of Kindness. Additionally, she will appear in the upcoming film Mother Mary.

Hunter Schafer continues to make waves in Hollywood, with Cuckoo poised to further cement her status as a rising star. Her role in this thrilling horror film is eagerly anticipated by fans and critics alike.

Koushik Ghorai
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Koushik is a cinephile residing in Delhi, India. He specializes in dissecting classic films and contemporary cinema trends. Contact him at [email protected].

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