On the surface, living in a rustic house nestled on green acres miles away from society seems like a vibe. You don’t have to worry about annoying neighbors and you can enjoy some sweet scenery. Life is good… unless you’re in a horror movie. Then there’s something sinister waiting to disturb your peace and tear your family apart, especially if you have a child. That’s what we get in Starve Acre, a folk horror film starring Matt Smith and Morfydd Clark with an unsettling yet intriguing trailer. 

The clip shows a couple beginning to splinter after their son Owen starts experiencing something strange. Richard believes everything is okay but his spouse is not so sure. And we totally agree with her, based on all the wild imagery we see in the Starve Acre trailer, including the recurring appearance of a not-so-friendly rabbit. In fact, this furry superstar is the face of Starve Acre‘s excellent poster. We love a legend!

official poster for starve acre movie features a rabbit with antlers coming out of it
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We also love seeing two of our favorite stars, The Rings of Power‘s Morfydd Clark and House of the Dragon‘s Matt Smith, in one movie. Both series will be sharing their second seasons right around when Starve Acre releases. It will be fun to see these talented actors inhabiting such different roles. Starve Acre‘s trailer definitely gives us a taste of the excellent performances in store.

In addition to knowing Starve Acre‘s stars, you might also think this movie’s name sounds familiar. That’s because Starve Acre is based on the book by Andrew Michael Hurley. Here’s a synopsis to make things even clearer: 

When their son starts acting strangely, a couple unwittingly allow dark and sinister forces into their home, awakening a long-dormant ancient evil rooted deep in the countryside.

What Is the Release Date for Matt Smith and Morfydd Clark’s Starve Acre?

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Who can resist a film with a creepy kid and an evil entity? We certainly can’t. This film is written and directed by Daniel Kokotajlo, with Tessa Ross, Juliette Howell, Derrin Schlesinger, and Emma Duffy as its producers. Starve Acre will release in theaters and on-demand on July 26.