Vertical has released an official trailer for The Giant, a murder mystery thriller starring Odessa Young (Assassination Nation) as a teenager about to graduate in a small town, whose life is changed forever when a series of murders begin on the same night that her missing boyfriend suddenly reappears.
On her graduation night, Charlotte (Young) learns her first love has returned to her small Georgia town for the first time since vanishing the year before, in the midst of an awful trauma in her life. But on that night, a girl her age is found dead – and then another. Something terrible has arisen in this place, and as her final summer speeds towards a nightmarish conclusion, Charlotte gets the unshakeable feeling that somehow it is coming for her – in ways more troubling than she could ever know.
You can watch the trailer for The Giant below:
In addition to Young, the film also stars Ben Schnetzer (Snowden), Jack Kilmer (Lords of Chaos), Madelyn Cline, Danny Ramirez, and PJ Marshall. And is written and directed by American filmmaker David Raboy, making his feature directorial debut after several short films previously. The Giant initially premiered at last year’s Toronto Film Festival.
The film is ripe with grain and darkly lit scenes and even if it dives head-first into art-house thriller mode The Giant succeeds in exhibiting a strong feeling of dread. The film’s grain mostly comes from the fact that it was shot on film. Mixing that with an eerily atmospheric soundtrack that creeps under your skin along with a strong performance from Young that feels singular and a perfect depiction of lost innocence just on the periphery of most small towns. Raboy’s singular Gothic nightmare builds to a conclusion you won’t soon forget. It might not be for everyone but for those looking for a stylistic thriller with aspects of both neo Film Noir and an incredibly well performed and realized female lead than check out The Giant when it hits Video On Demand in the coming weeks.
Check out a poster for the film as well:
Vertical Entertainment will release Raboy’s The Giant direct-to-VOD starting on November 13th this fall.
Source: Vertical Entertainment