Falcon Lake Trailer Promises a Ghostly Coming-of-Age Story

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One of my favorite things about horror is its diversity. Sure, you have your stereotypical slice-and-dice slashers and your cut-and-paste haunted house flicks, but those kinds of cookie-cutter movies only constitute a fraction of the genre. There’s also a vast multitude of other films that stretch the definition of horror well beyond what most people imagine it to be. In fact, a lot of hardcore fans are constantly on the lookout for those genre-bending masterpieces, and today, I’m happy to report that I just might’ve found the next great one. Falcon Lake, a coming-of-age drama horror that played at both the Toronto International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival last year, just dropped a trailer, and let me tell you, this movie looks fantastic.

At this point, we don’t know too much about the plot of Falcon Lake. Pretty much all we know is that it’s about a young teenager from France who vacations in Quebec one summer, and while there, he develops what the official plot synopsis calls “an unlikely bond” with a girl. It’s not entirely clear why their relationship is “unlikely,” but if I had to guess, I’d say it has something to do with ghosts.

The Falcon Lake trailer teases some sort of The Sixth Sense-esque ghost story on top of the coming-of-age plot, but again, it’s tough to say how (or how much) that’s really going to play into the film. All we know is that it’s part of the narrative in some way, and in my opinion, that’s all we need to know.

The trailer for Falcon Lake features likable characters, a haunting atmosphere, and some cool horror imagery, so I, for one, don’t need to know much at all about the plot. I’m already sold on this movie, so I’ll be more than happy to learn about the story as it unfolds before my eyes.

Falcon Lake is set to hit select theaters on June 2 (tickets for some showings are already available) and VOD on June 13.

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Written by JP Nunez

JP Nunez is a lifelong horror fan. From a very early age, he learned to love monsters, ghosts, and all things spooky, and it's still his favorite genre today.

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