I’m always up for a new movie from IFC Midnight, and their latest offering, The Feast, looks like it’s not going to disappoint. I first heard about this film when I covered Fantasia International Film Festival a few months ago, but they weren’t able to give me a screener for it. Instead, I had to wait until it got released to the general public, and thankfully, that wait is almost over. The Feast comes out in just under a month, and we now have a trailer to hold us over the rest of the way.
Plot details are mostly being kept under wraps at the moment, but here’s the little bit we do know:
An affluent family gathers at their lavish home in the Welsh mountains for a dinner party, hosting a local businessman and neighboring farmer to broker a business deal to mine the surrounding countryside. When a mysterious young woman arrives to be the family’s waitress for the evening, they find their beliefs and values challenged, as her quiet yet disturbing presence begins to unravel their lives—slowly, deliberately, and with the most terrifying of consequences.
For such a long synopsis, that’s surprisingly vague, and the trailer doesn’t tell us much either. It’s more about the tone and the visuals, and while that may irk some people, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love going into new movies as blind as possible, so I can’t wait to find out what The Feast is really about as it unfolds right before my eyes.
As for the trailer itself, I love that it starts out mild and unassuming and then gradually gets more and more horrific. At first, everything seems fairly normal, and you only get the slightest of hints that something is a bit off. You don’t know what it is yet, and if you didn’t already know this was a horror film, you might not even be convinced that anything really was wrong.
But as the trailer goes on, it soon becomes clear that this is no ordinary dinner. The Feast looks like it’ll end up being a brutal and disturbing story that takes no prisoners, and I’m dying to find out how it gets there from such seemingly humble beginnings. I bet it’s going to be an absolutely wild ride, and I’m more than ready to strap myself in.
The Feast hits theaters and VOD on November 19.
So what do you think of the trailer for The Feast? Do you agree with JP that it looks like a brutal and disturbing ride? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re looking for more trailers we’ve got you covered!