The first trailer for director Alex Ross Perry’s (Listen Up Philip, The Color Wheel) Queen of Earth has just been released, and as a quote states, the film teases intense psychological horror.
The film is about two girls who head to a lake house, and slowly lose their minds. The trailer is presented as if it was a horror film from the 70’s or 80’s, and it’s a refreshing change to today’s trailer style. The film itself looks pretty tense stuff, with the trailer quickly descending into madness.
Queen of Earth is written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, and the cast includes Elisabeth Moss, Katherine Waterston, Patrick Fugit and Kentucker Audley.
Catherine (Elisabeth Moss) has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has recently died, and on the heels of his death she’s dumped by her boyfriend James (Kentucker Audley). Looking to recuperate, Catherine heads out to her best friend Virginia’s (Katherine Waterston) lake house for some much needed relaxation. However, once Catherine arrives relaxation proves impossible to find, as she is overcome with memories of time spent at the same house with James the year before. As Catherine reaches out to Virginia with attempts at connection, Virginia begins spending increasing amounts of time with a local love interest, Rich (Patrick Fugit), and fissures in the relationship between the two women begin to appear, sending Catherine into a downward spiral of delusion and madness. A bracing, eerie look at the deep bonds of friendship and the horrific effects of such bonds being frayed, Queen of Earth is a thrilling examination of a deeply complex relationship between two miserable women.