LONGLEGS Final Trailer Leaves Us With A Disturbing Glimpse Of Nicolas Cage's Killer

LONGLEGS Final Trailer Leaves Us With A Disturbing Glimpse Of Nicolas Cage's Killer

Nicolas Cage's titular killer has largely been kept out of the marketing for Osgood Perkins' Longlegs, but this final trailer gives us an unsettling glimpse of the "monster" right at the end...

By MarkCassidy - Jul 02, 2024 07:07 AM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

We're now less than two weeks away from the release of a movie that has been hailed as the most terrifying serial killer thriller since Silence of the Lambs, and Neon has debuted one final trailer for Osgood Perkins' Longlegs.

This latest teaser pulls back on the horrific imagery (slightly), but still manages to be highly unsettling, and also features what might be our best look yet at Nicolas Cage as the titular killer right at the end.

Aside from a few quick glimpses, Longlegs himself has mostly been kept out of the marketing, which Perkins believes will make his full reveal all the more effective for audiences when they're sitting down to watch the movie in theaters.

"It's driving people towards a freak show at a circus tent," the filmmaker told Entertainment Weekly in a recent interview when asked why Cage's character has largely been kept under wraps. "We've got the thing behind the curtain, and when there's enough people gathered 'round, we're going to pull the curtain."

"It's the equivalent of putting a warning label on a jar of nitroglycerin," added Cage. "The monster is a highly, highly dangerous substance. The way it's moved, unveiled, deployed has to be treated very carefully. Forget about the movie theater blowing up; the whole city could blow up, nay the country, maybe even the world. He is going to change your reality. Your doors of perception are going to open, and your life is not going to be the same."

You may think Cage is exaggerating a little here, but the reviews and reactions to Longlegs have hailed it as the scariest movie of the decade.

Perkins goes on to admit that he did consider revealing Cage's "monster" prior to the film's release.

"Editing a picture is a nearly psychedelic experience," he says. "It really is because it's so infinite. The permutations and combinations you can get from putting this there and that there, you're in a Rubik's Cube of possibilities. I think we found the sweet spot. This guy lives just outside the consciousness of our protagonist. He's there, but he's totally not there, but he's totally there."

Check out the new trailer below along with a grotesque look at one of the killer's victims on the cover of Fangoria, and let us know if you plan on seeing Longlegs on the big screen when it releases on July 12.

“FBI Agent Lee Harker (Monroe) is a gifted new recruit assigned to the unsolved case of an elusive serial killer (Cage). As the case takes complex turns, unearthing evidence of the occult, Harker discovers a personal connection to the merciless killer and must race against time to stop him before he claims the lives of another innocent family.”

Nicolas Cage is also on board as a producer along with his production company Saturn Films (The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent, Pig), Dan Kagan (Significant Other), Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious), Dave Caplan (The End We Start From) and Chris Ferguson (Child’s Play).

Longlegs is rated R for “Bloody violence, disturbing images and some language," and also stars Alicia Witt (The Walking Dead) and Blair Underwood (American Crime Story).

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BreakTheCode
BreakTheCode - 7/2/2024, 7:26 AM
I’ve only heard of this movie in the last week but it has quickly grasped my attention.
MarvelousMarty
MarvelousMarty - 7/2/2024, 7:28 AM
Can't wait, hope it lives up to the hype.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/2/2024, 11:51 AM
@MarvelousMarty - what's the last film that did. Hereditary?
IAmAHoot
IAmAHoot - 7/2/2024, 7:38 AM
Always love a good serial killer picture.
WEAPONXOXOXO
WEAPONXOXOXO - 7/2/2024, 7:59 AM
A little pee came out.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/2/2024, 11:51 AM
@WEAPONXOXOXO - that's hot.
Deadinside
Deadinside - 7/2/2024, 1:34 PM
@McMurdo - Ooh, burning sensation when urinating! If that's the case, then they should see a Urologist...! ☮️😜
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 7/2/2024, 8:32 AM
Man, I mustta been livin under a rock because I've never even heard about this? HTW did I not know about it? Is it limited release? Anything with Cage in it I'll watch; the great to the real bad. He's just cool.
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/2/2024, 11:50 AM
@lazlodaytona - wide release. Next Friday. Scoop me and we will go.
lazlodaytona
lazlodaytona - 7/2/2024, 3:21 PM
@McMurdo - heck yeah!
InJustWeTrustTHF
InJustWeTrustTHF - 7/2/2024, 8:50 AM
Not bad at all…
McMurdo
McMurdo - 7/2/2024, 11:50 AM
I like Maika. Huge fan of It Follows and pretty hyped for part 2. I don't necessarily buy her as an FBI agent here but hopefully it's the trailers. I never struggled with Clarice in Silence. She felt like a rookie agent who had something to prove and she had that bravery combined with the necessary fear of working that job to catch a guy doing what Wild Bill was doing. That anxiety. But pushing through it to save victims. Hopefully Maika can pull off the same here.


It's not gonna be better than Se7en though so it's not gonna be the best serial killer film since Silence of the Lambs. That's disrespectful to Fincher. Zero chance it tops that film. But hopefully it can be good all the same.
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 7/2/2024, 1:48 PM
This looks great!
Nightmare
Nightmare - 7/2/2024, 6:46 PM
Dreadful year of horror. This might be the year's best.

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