New LONGLEGS Teaser Released; Director Explains Why Nicolas Cage's "Monster" Has Been Kept Under Wraps

New LONGLEGS Teaser Released; Director Explains Why Nicolas Cage's "Monster" Has Been Kept Under Wraps

NEON has shared a new teaser for Longlegs, and it features some chilling imagery from Osgood Perkins' highly-anticipated occult horror flick...

By MarkCassidy - Jun 21, 2024 02:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Horror
Source: Via FearHQ

NEON has debuted a brief new promo for Osgood Perkins' Longlegs, featuring some unsettling new imagery from the highly-anticipated horror film.

We've seen several teasers for the movie at this stage, and while we have caught a couple of chilling glimpses of Nicolas Cage as the titular serial killer, the character's full visage has been kept under wraps - with good reason.

"It's driving people towards a freak show at a circus tent," Perkins tells Entertainment Weekly. "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," adds 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, 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 spine-chilling new promo below along with a new poster.

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“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).

The movie is set to hit theaters on July 12. Will you be seeing this one opening weekend?

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harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/21/2024, 2:21 PM
i'm sold on cage, he's never done a bad movie before.
NinnesMBC
NinnesMBC - 6/21/2024, 6:39 PM
@harryba11zack - Doubt it.
GERARD123
GERARD123 - 6/22/2024, 10:31 AM
@harryba11zack - LOL
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 6/21/2024, 2:22 PM
Disturbing. I don't remember this comic.
MarkCassidy
MarkCassidy - 6/21/2024, 2:28 PM
@Comicmoviejunki - 🙄
Comicmoviejunki
Comicmoviejunki - 6/21/2024, 2:31 PM
@MarkCassidy - 😐
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/21/2024, 2:33 PM
He is cage as in the cage of aznakatun umbara
Ggjl8y6i
Demiurge sneaking here
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/21/2024, 2:34 PM
Please be great. Please be more than a Silence of the Lambs remake.
GERARD123
GERARD123 - 6/22/2024, 10:36 AM
@McMurdo - i remember Red Dragon ending had a sequel tease that got us thinking brett ratner was going to remake Silence Of The Lambs
McMurdo
McMurdo - 6/22/2024, 4:13 PM
@GERARD123 - what was it I can't even remember. Red Dragon isn't awful. It's solid due to Fiennes and Edward Norton. It's just not as good as Manhunter
Origame
Origame - 6/21/2024, 2:41 PM
He could've just said "you never heard about jaws, have you?"
Nightmare
Nightmare - 6/21/2024, 4:31 PM
Horror movies this year have been a serious letdown so far. This has a great chance at being the best and I'm looking forward to it.
GERARD123
GERARD123 - 6/22/2024, 10:30 AM
so far we clearly saw nicolas cage

- screaming as he drives the car
- startling the checkout girl
- slamming his head on the table
- getting ready to murder the woman laying on the floor

you just have to slow down the video speed when you watch the footage on youtube

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