A new Whiplash trailer has gone online, and it gave me flashbacks of how much the film unnerved me when I saw it at Sundance. The film stars Miles Teller as a student jazz drummer who aspires to greatness under a ruthless instructor, played with palpable intensity by J.K. Simmons. Although some may want to file this under “drama”, make no mistake: this is one of the scariest horror films of the year. The word “horror” usually implies something supernatural and thriller conveys some form of excitement. Whiplash is nerve-wracking dread, but it’s still a must-see, especially for Teller and Simmons’ performances.
Hit the jump to check out the international Whiplash trailer. The film opens October 10th.