‘Longlegs’ Teaser: Nicolas Cage And Maika Monroe Star In Oz Perkins’ Chilling Serial Killer Film

When horror fans get the scent of a potentially special horror film in the air, they never let it go. And that has certainly been the case recently for Longlegs, which dropped a chilling promo that needed to be decoded a few days ago, and today reveals a slightly more thorough teaser, revealing what appears to be a Silence of the Lambs-esque serial killer experience led by Nicolas Cage and It Follows breakout Maika Monroe.

The film is directed by Oz Perkins, the son of Psycho star Anthony Perkins. He’s revealed some twisted depths previously with films such as The Blackcoat’s Daughter, I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House, and his best in my opinion, Gretel & Hansel.

Monroe stars as talented new FBI agent Lee Harker, who has been assigned to an unsolved case of a serial killer. As the investigation becomes more complicated with occult evidence uncovered, Harker realizes a personal link to the ruthless killer and must act quickly to prevent another family murder.

And Cage, who is also a producer on the film, plays the serial killer. Guh. Also in the cast are Alicia Witt and Blair Underwood. Perkins not only directed the film but wrote the screenplay.

Both promos are below, including the first that features a 911 call that’ll give you full-body chills. Otherwise, a lot about this movie remains a mystery, and that’s a good thing. Let’s hope it stays that way.

NEON will release Longlegs into theaters on July 12th. Expect the buzz to continue building until then.

Travis Hopson
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