Shudder, along with IBN, has officially dropped the trailer of the psychological horror film, The Twin. Starring Teresa Palmer, Steven Cree and Barbara Marten, the film is the English-language debut of Finnish filmmaker Taneli Mustonen which is set to release on May 6, 2022 on the streaming platform. The film will be available in theaters, in digital and On-Demand as well. The terrifying new trailer gives an insight of the life of a mother who struggles with the loss of one of her kids and eerie change in another’s behavior. For better understanding, take a look at the trailer:
As per the trailer, after the death of one of their twins in a car crash, Rachel and husband Anthony decide to relocate to a Scandinavian countryside hoping that the change of scenery might help them cope with the loss. While exploring the new home with the other son Elliot, they find a small door that has utter darkness on the other side. When asked why they left Nathan behind, by Elliot, Rachel said that no matter what he is always with them.
From there starts a change in Elliot’s behavior which felt disturbing at points, like talking into the thin air, staring at Rachel in the middle of the night, etc. It was being evident that something notorious is happening in the family.
In the trailer, we can hear someone saying in the voiceover too that Elliot’s wish is getting fulfilled however, it’s just not Nathan who is coming back to him. The trailer flashes more disturbing and unsettling images as it progresses like someone smashing a picture frame on their head. What was supposed to be a healing period for the family and Rachel in the countryside took an unprecedented turn when Rachel begins to uncover the torturous truth about her son and confronts the evil forces attempting to take a hold of him.
Teresa Palmer, best known for her role as Diana Bishop in The Discovery of Witches, is playing a pivotal role in the film and it is very much evident in the trailer. She is being well supported by Steven Cree who is best known for his role as Ian Murray in Starz television series Outlander. Barbara Marten also gives a subtle creep to the film.
The screenplay is written by Mustonen and Aleksi Hyvärinen, who have worked together many times before and Hyvärinen is also serving as the film’s producer. The film was involved in the Frontières Platform, which is co-run by the Fantasia International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival’s Marché du Film. At Finnish Film Affair, it was also named the best fiction film and won best project at South Korea’s BIFAN.