We've got shivers.
Set to air on Netflix on September 16, the film is based on the 2011 novel The Devil All The Time by Donald Ray Pollock and is set in post-WW11 Ohio and West-Virginia. It follows the story of a horrific husband and wife serial killer duo, a disgruntled veteran, and our boy R-Patz alongside an all-star cast of Tom Holland, Riley Keough, Eliza Scanlen, Mia Wasikowska, Bill Skarsgård, Jason Clarke and Sebastian Stan.
Holland plays the role of Alvin Russel, a character Pollock's novel always returned to. Coming from a troubled childhood losing his mother to cancer and witnessing his veteran father battle PTSD, Alvin peacefully lives with his grandmother until, suspensefully, preacher Preston Teagardin (Pattinson) comes to town.
Thrillers are not ordinarily my cup of tea, but admittedly, post-Twilight, post-GQ-pasta-disaster Pattinson does give me enough thrills to reconsider just this once, from an endearment angle. The trailer features mere glimpses of Pattinson aptly portrayed in cheap pastel suiting and ruffle shirts amid eerie shots of Skarsgård Jason Clarke looking sweaty and disturbed.
The film is directed and co-written by Antonio Campos and produced by Jake Gyllenhaal and Randall Poster. Campos has been a leader in the independent film scene for years, with Afterschool, Simon Killer and The Sinner amongst some of his most dark and notable work. Usually, thrillers leave me rattled and reeling for weeks to follow, but for this cast, the payoff has me prepared to risk it all.
The Devil All The Time is set to air on Netflix on September 16 and will be available to view via Netflix in Australia
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