The first trailer for the horror thriller Kill List has gone online. The film premiered at South by Southwest to an overwhelmingly positive reception, and screened at the Toronto Film Festival to an equally positive reaction. Furthermore, star Michael Smiley recently won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards. Directed by Ben Wheatley, the story centers on a British soldier (Neil Maskell) who returns home to his family and joins an old friend (Smiley) as contract killers. The trailer is a bit confusing and doesn’t give away too much of the story (which is a good thing), but it looks intense as hell. Phil caught the film at TIFF and said the pic makes you feel like you’ve been “chatted up and punched in the face.” It’s safe to say I’m looking forward to this one.
Hit the jump to watch the trailer. Kill List opens February 3rd, 2012.
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Here’s the synopsis for Kill List:
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay, is pressured by his partner Gal, into taking a new assignment. As they descend into the dark, disturbing world of the contract, Jay begins to unravel once again – his fear and paranoia sending him deep into the heart of darkness.