In the movie ANTLERS, now showing exclusively in theaters, a second grade teacher played by Keri Russell, suspects something is wrong with one of her students. He’s withdrawn and is constantly drawing demonic images in his notebook. When the teacher follows young Lucas home she discovers some really strange behavior by the second year old who takes care of his younger brother who is home schooled.
In fact the younger brother is locked up in the attic with his crazy father who is strung out on crystal meth. The movie is produced by Guillermo Del Toro who won four Oscars for THE SHAPE OF WATER in 2007. ANTLERS is set in a small town in Oregon with a big Native American population who believe in ancient tales that have been told over decades that most locals consider myths; but not this one.
The man in the attic is a flesh-eating monster who changes his form to become a creature with antlers, and he ain’t no reindeer. Young Lucas is caught in the middle of it all and his teacher, who lives with her brother the sheriff takes him in to try and protect her young student.
ANTLERS is by far the most graphic and bloody movie of this Halloween Season.. If you’re taking a date to this movie looking for a few yucks, forget it. This is non-stop graphic violence like you’ve never seen before on the big screen.
ANTLERS is rated R with a run time of 1 hour and 39 minutes. The movie is not for the faint of heart. It is hardcore. On my “Hollywood Popcorn Scale” ANTLERS rates a LARGE.