You’ll Never Travel Abroad Again After Watching the ‘Berlin Syndrome’ Trailer
Every year, it seems like someone makes an argument that horror films are better than they’ve ever been in the past. And while the incredible success of Get Out means that 2017 is off to a great start for horror movies, the truth is, horror movies have been pretty darn great for a while now. The last decade has seen innovative filmmakers — even filmmakers not known for horror movies — use the genre to make inexpensive films with a few buckets of blood and something smart to say. Why waste time trying to figure out which individual year was the best when we could just watch some movies?
The latest in this line is Berlin Syndrome (via /Film), a horror film about an Australian tourist who is kidnapped while on vacation in Germany. Berlin Syndrome debuted at Sundance this past year and was immediately hailed as one of the better genre films of the festival. Kate Erbland of IndieWire described the film as being full of “well-earned scares and shocking moments of brutal, bloody violence,” while Guy Lodge of Variety noted “it’s impressive how much throbbing terror the film works up from such a spare setup.” If you like your scary movies to feature real people instead of just horror stereotypes, it sounds like Berlin Syndrome will be a 2017 release to keep an eye on.
Here’s the full plot synopsis for Berlin Syndrome:
While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance, takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever.
Berlin Syndrome stars Teresa Palmer and Max Riemelt and will hit theaters on May 5, 2017.