The latest film to be shot by someone else and credited to Eli Roth drops this week on June 12th. Written and Directed by Guillermo Amoedo, The Stranger looks intense, brutal, and maybe even a little deep.

The same international trailer has been floating around for quite some time,  so IFC Midnight has given us something new to chew on in preparation for their release. Check it out below, and check back soon to see if The Stranger gets the stamp of approval from the Modern Horrors crew.

Amoedo shows a deft ability to turn a bloodthirsty monster movie on its head. Slow-burn, character-driven THE STRANGER takes its time, building the tension through occasional flashbacks and having the audience sympathize with Peter, who grew up not knowing his father.

Peter, like the audience, is kept largely in the dark about his father’s motives or even what he is… because he’s certainly not human. What is apparent is the chaos his dad’s return has on the small town, especially a member of the police force and his violence-prone son. THE STRANGER is ultimately about family, the legacy we pass on to our children, and the lengths to which we go to protect and ensure their survival, no matter how dark and deadly they might become.

Stranger Poster