James McAvoy in 'Speak No Evil' (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

Universal Pictures has unveiled the chilling trailer for its upcoming psychological thriller, Speak No Evil, promising audiences a riveting journey into the depths of human darkness.

Set against the backdrop of a seemingly picturesque British countryside estate, the film explores the sinister underbelly of hospitality and the unraveling of a dream vacation into a nightmare.

The trailer offers a glimpse into the lives of the Dalton family, portrayed by Mackenzie Davis, Scoot McNairy, and Alix West Lefler, as they accept an invitation to spend a weekend with the enigmatic British family led by James McAvoy‘s character, Paddy.

McAvoy’s portrayal as the charismatic yet ominous estate owner sets the stage for a spine-tingling performance, promising to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.

From the renowned producer of horror hits such as Get Out and The Invisible Man, Blumhouse, Speak No Evil marks another collaboration that is poised to captivate audiences with its intense suspense and psychological depth.

The film’s pedigree is further underscored by its director, James Watkins, known for his work on acclaimed thrillers like Eden Lake and The Woman in Black.

Based on the screenplay of the 2022 Danish horror sensation Gæsterne, written by Christian Tafdrup and Mads Tafdrup, Speak No Evil inherits a legacy of excellence, having earned 11 Danish Film Awards nominations.

This adaptation promises to deliver a fresh and enthralling take on the original story, tailored for modern audiences hungry for gripping narratives and chilling thrills.

The trailer hints at the underlying tension and secrets lurking beneath the surface, as the Dalton family finds themselves ensnared in a web of deception and danger during what was meant to be a tranquil getaway.

With its stellar cast, gripping storyline, and atmospheric setting, Speak No Evil emerges as a must-watch for fans of psychological thrillers and horror aficionados alike.

Watch the trailer below.

As the trailer teases, Speak No Evil will only be in theaters on September 13, 2024, promising audiences a spine-chilling experience that they won’t soon forget.

Mark your calendars and prepare to embark on a journey into the heart of darkness with Universal Pictures’ latest offering in psychological terror.

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