Upcoming Horror Movie Is Being Called "The Most Disturbing Film Of 2017"


New horror movie ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer’ comes from the director of ‘Lobster’, a film that sees Colin Farrell stab himself in the eye with a fork just to bond with his lover.

With that little bit of information in mind, we’re going to take a stab in the dark and say that The Killing Of a Sacred Deer will raise the bar on all things gory.


Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and Colin Farrell are set to star in ‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer‘, a psychological-thriller which explores the twisted relationship that develops between a teenage boy and an oddball heart surgeon.

Collin Farrell will play Steven Murphy, a heart surgeon and father of two who befriends an extremely weird teenage boy named Martin (played by Dunkirk‘s Barry Keoghan), whose deceased dad was a previous patient of his. As Martin integrates himself into Murphy’s family, Steven begins to realise that something strange is going on.


Martin consistently warns him that everyone around him is going to die, and, surely enough, each member of Steven’s family begins to display worrying displays of a mysterious, deadly disease. It isn’t long before Steven realises that his unlikely relationship with Martin is putting everyone he loves in grave danger.

Whilst that plot sounds chilling enough, we’re well aware that things could easily turn out to be a whole lot worse for these characters. Seeing as this film is helmed by Yorgos Lanthimos, the director of award-winning thrillers Lobster and Dogtooth, we’re going to be expecting the same amount of unsettling twists and turns that were displayed in all of his other disturbing works.


The tone of Lanthimos’s films can often venture into the realm of disjointed surrealism – and this is the same complaint that has been made of Darren Aronofsky’s most recent flick, Mother!. Many critics have drawn comparisons between the two films, but reviews have varied slightly.

Whilst The Killing Of a Sacred Deer currently sits comfortably at 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, not everyone has expressed an enthusiasm over its violent contents. One critic even went so far as to describe the film as “pure and simple sadism,” whilst another called it “one of the most disturbing cinematic experiences of the year.”

On that note, here’s the trailer:

Let us know what you think in the comments!

Images via A24 / Element Pictures

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