The visual imagery and soundscape of the trailer weave a suspenseful tale. Cumberbatch’s Phil Burbank whistles incessantly in the backdrop as the tension builds.
Charismatic rancher Phil Burbank inspires fear and awe in those around him. When his brother brings home a new wife and her son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.
Could a love story actually be on the horizon?
All this to say, if there is some kind of romance brewing, it certainly doesn’t start off on the right foot. We hope Rose can keep a clear head as Phil whistles in her ear. And that if the movie does bring the two together, it doesn’t romanticize the seeming torment that exists between the characters.
Netflix’s official page for the film also defines it as ominous, cerebral, and understated. Another interesting blend of adjectives.
In the meanwhile, we leave you with this haunting tease from NetflixFilm on Twitter… “Phil is a whistler, and a good one. His fingers move like spiders’ legs. A severe, pale-eyed rancher, he inspires fear and awe.” Certainly sounds like some kind of horror to us.