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‘Cuckoo’ – Hunter Schafer Prepares for a Fight in Sinister First Look

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Feb 9 2024

A family is haunted by a disturbing secret in Cuckoo. Check out the new chilling teaser for Neon’s new horror movie.

Neon is teaching the other studios a lesson in horror movie marketing this year with atmospheric trailers – for Immaculate and Longlegs – that get their hooks in without revealing too much. The first look at Cuckoo continues that trend.

After her mother’s death, seventeen-year-old Gretchen joins her father’s family, who have just moved to an alpine resort. What should be a peaceful time to recover turns out to be a nightmare. She finds herself having disturbing visions and being chased by a mysterious woman. Gretchen must reveal a conspiracy to save herself and her sister.

The movie was shot on 35mm, which gives it a retro visual feel. Writer/director Tilman Singer’s debut, 2018’s Luz, is an atmospheric supernatural horror drenched in blood and mystery. It looks like we’ll be getting more of that with this new movie. I’m looking forward to watching this story unravel.

via Neon

Cuckoo Cast & Details

Cuckoo stars Hunter Schafer (Euporia) as Gretchen, Dan Stevens (Legion) as Mr. König, and Mila Lieu (Dodger) as Alma. Also included are Jessica Henwick, Marton Csókás, Greta Fernández, Jan Bluthardt, Mila Lieu, Sydney LaFaire, Kalin Morrow, and Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey. The movie is from director/writer Tilman Singer (Luz).


“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. König, 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.”

Cuckoo debuts in theaters on May 3rd.

Author: Mars Garrett
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