I had no idea that A Cure for Wellness existed before late last week, but damn, this looks absolutely spectacular. There seems to be a hesitation in Hollywood towards big-budget horror films, and each year, I continue to hope that that might change. I have no idea what the budget is for A Cure for Wellness or if it'll change any long-standing Tinseltown trends, but it sure does look like a beautiful ride. This sorta looks like Shutter Island meets The Shining, and from this trailer, it's abundantly clear that Verbinski's influences are coming from a wide range of horror movies (there's a fun shot that looks like a homage to George Romero's Dawn of the Dead.) I love the cerebral nature of this trailer, and the concept that seems like a hodgepodge of Kubrick and Wes Anderson. Verbinski's latest is definitely giving off a horror vibe, but it looks so gorgeous and meticulous that I'm not even certain what to expect. We really haven't seen a horror film like this in a long time (maybe since Scott's Prometheus?), and the mystery surrounding this film will be fun to dissect. There's just so much to adore in this trailer, although I must say that it's a bit hilarious that it blends two of the most well-worn trailer tropes in recent memory- loud Inception "Braaaaaahms" and slowed down pop songs in a creepy voice. Nonetheless, I can't wait for A Cure to Wellness. This looks exceptional in just about every way.
A Cure for Wellness opens in theaters on February 17, 2017.
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