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Freaks teaser trailer will give you A Quiet Place flashbacks

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Aug 20, 2018

John Krasinski's A Quiet Place has been out of theaters for a while now, but a similar-looking movie is on its way, debuting this fall. 

Freaks, written and directed by live-action Kim Possible helmers  Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein, stars Emile Hirsch (Speed Racer) as a father trying to protect his daughter from some unseen threat outside their home. However, he's more paranoid than he is protective, as the daughter escapes to the outside world at the behest of Mr. Snowcone, played by Bruce Dern (The Hateful Eight). Together, they'll embark "on a quest for family, freedom, and revenge."

Watch the unsettling first teaser below:

At 26 seconds, the teaser doesn't give us much, but "tease" is the operative word here. We're kept guessing at what the heck we're seeing in the trailer that involves a floating globule of blood and the hair-raising scream of a little girl. This is a sci-fi thriller, but we're not sure where the sci-fi element enters into the story.

In any event, Emile Hirsch has done relatively well with low-budget genre projects like The Autopsy of Jane Doe. They allow his acting abilities to really shine through without bombastic special effects obscuring the story and characters. 

Freaks will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. The Predator and Halloween will also be enjoying their world debuts at the Canada-based event.