The Red Band trailer for Piercing has been released, giving an even darker insight into the black comedy. Things don’t look like they’re really going according to plan in the psycho sexual thriller, which stars Christopher Abbott and Mia Wasikowska. It’s a twisted story that finds Abbot’s character checking into a hotel to torture and kill an unsuspecting prostitute. However, there might be something else going on under the surface that is far more sinister than originally thought.
Reed is getting ready to go on a business trip. He kisses his wife and infant son goodbye, but instead of a suitcase filled with clothes, he’s packed a toothbrush with a setup for murder. Reed has it all planned out, check into a hotel and kill an unsuspecting victim. The husband and father thinks it’s the only way to rid himself of his devious impulses and to get back to being a family man. But Reed gets more than he bargained for with Jackie (Mia Wasikowska), an alluring call girl who arrives at his room.
The tables turn on Reed and the Piercing Red Band trailer might give a little too much about the movie away. With that being said, the dark comedy looks good and is sure to turn some heads upon its release early next year. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20th, 2018 and it has been getting positive reviews since then, with a current 88% Fresh Rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The reviews are mainly positive, but there are a few that call the dark comedy out for being a little by the numbers.
Nicolas Pesce directed Piercing from a screenplay written by himself, which is based upon the novel of the same name by Ryu Murakami. Murakami wrote and published the book in 1994, but it was not translated to English until 2008. The book has been praised by critics all over the world. Unlike the book, the movie will not take place in Tokyo, but the basic story remains the same. The big screen adaptation was first announced at the beginning of 2017, with Christopher Abbot and Mia Wasikowska joining the cast.
Piercing will hit select theaters and on demand starting February 1st, 2019, over a year after its debut at the Sundance Film Festival. The Red Band trailer contains some pretty violent imagery, but is punctuated with bits of black comedy as Reed’s present and past start to unravel right in front of his own eyes. However, Piercing does not look like it is for the faint of heart or anybody who is bothered by a lot of blood and gore. Or even a baby speaking like a demon, for that matter. You can watch the messed up Red Band trailer below, thanks to the Love Indie Films YouTube account.