IFC Films has released the Cold in July trailer and poster. The film stars Michael C. Hall as an mild-mannered family man who kills a home intruder, but events take a bizarre twist when the intruder’s father (Sam Shepard) begins stalking around, and an even larger conspiracy is around the corner. I saw the film at Sundance, and even though the tone is erratic, it’s also electrifying. This trailer provides a good sense of the movie without giving too much away, or at least not so much that you can piece together the entire story. This is an indie flick you should definitely keep on your radar.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Don Johnson and Vinessa Shaw. Cold in July opens May 23rd.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Cold in July:
On a hot Texas summer night in 1989, family man Richard Dane (Dexter’s Michael C. Hall) awakens to the sound of a burglar breaking into his home. In a panic, he shoots the intruder dead—but this nightmare is only just beginning. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when the burglar’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Misled by the cops and desperate for answers, Richard embarks on an increasingly berserk, bloodstained quest to discover what really happened that night. The plot twists pile up faster than the body count in this blistering mystery of vengeance and vice, directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) with scene-stealing performances from Sam Shepard and Don Johnson as a pair of Texan badasses. Based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale.