By now, A24 has established itself as one of the go-to spots for highly original thrills and chills, and Low Tide is coming in to keep that streak alive. With his salty beach-set drama, writer/director Kevin McMullin has essentially crafted The Goonies if it was written by Stephen King at his most horrifyingly human. A group of high schoolers while away a Jersey shore summer by breaking into the beach houses belonging to the ultra-wealthy. But when the teen thieves stumble across a genuine bag of gold coins, the low-stakes crime spree becomes a tense standoff between friends that threatens to explode into violence.
I’m super pumped to bring you this exclusive clip from the film, which not only sets up the stakes but introduces our three major players:: Pete (IT star Jaeden Martell), younger brother to the crew’s Alan (Alita: Battle Angel actor Keean Johnson). Red (Alex Neustaedter), the group’s unhinged leader who becomes desperate to keep the coins to himself. And Sergeant Kent, played by the great Shea Whigham, the police officer tracking them all down.
Check out the clip below. Low Tide—which also stars Daniel Zolghadri, Kristine Froseth, and Mike Hodge—is now available exclusively on DIRECTV and in select theaters October 4th. Check out the trailer here.
Here is the official synopsis for Low Tide, followed by the film’s official poster:
In the long days of summer in a beach town on the New Jersey shore, high schooler Alan (Keean Johnson) and his friends Red (Alex Neustaedter) and Smitty (Daniel Zolghadri) break into vacation homes to steal valuables, funding dates at the boardwalk and lunches at the burger stand. When Alan and his younger brother Peter (Jaeden Martell) find a bag of gold coins, they try to hide them from the others — but Red, suspicious and violently unpredictable, seems willing to do anything to get the money.