Stoker

Shock Video: Stoker Star Matthew Goode

Prepare yourself, foreign genre film fanatics, because director Park Chan-wook of Oldboy fame has finally made the leap over to our shores with his first English language film, the creepy erotic thriller, Stoker, starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode and Nicole Kidman.

Wasikowska plays India Stoker, a teenage girl whose father died in a horrible car accident leaving her alone with her unstable mother (Kidman), when her uncle Charlie shows up and things start getting progressively worse. And that’s where Matthew Goode comes into the picture.

Mystery and Intrigue on the Set of Stoker

On October 17th, 2011 I visited the set of Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut Stoker in Nashville, Tennessee.

That’s about the only discernable fact you’re going to gleam from reading this, as it was one of the more beguiling set visits I’ve ever been on in six years of doing this, and that’s saying something.

It was such an unusual set visit, with no formal interviews to be had, that for the first time I felt like I had to watch the completed film itself in order to properly contextualize everything. Having seen the film, much of what was seen being shot that day makes more sense, although much of it will have to remain unexplained so that first-time viewers can enjoy the kaleidoscopic pleasures of suspense within this slowly-peeled onion of a thriller.

Review: Stoker

Without question, the big draw for Stoker is that it’s the first American movie from South Korea’s Park Chan-wook, the visionary director behind movies like Old Boy, Lady Vengeance and other thrillers that mix art with brutal violence.

The premise for this coming-of-age thriller seems to be right up his alley as it follows one person’s quest to overcome adversity, although India Stoker is much younger than his previous protagonists.

India Stoker (Mia Wasikowska) is a loner, an outcast of a teenager who prefers to spend time alone or with her father, but on her 18th birthday, her father dies in a tragic car accident, leaving India alone with her already unstable mother (Nicole Kidman). Then her father’s brother Charles (Matthew Goode) shows up for reasons that are unclear and strange things start happening around India.

Watch a New Clip From Park Chan-wook’s Stoker

A new clip for Park Chan-wook’s upcoming thriller Stoker is now online, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers, and you can check it out after the jump.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till, Stoker hits theaters on March 1st. Written by Wentworth Miller, the film begins when India’s (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident and her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Listen to Philip Glass’ Duet from Stoker Here

When Stoker arrives in theaters on March 1st, it does so with a new composition from Philip Glass.  It’s a piano piece called “Duet” and, in the film, it’s performed by Mia Wasikowska and Matthew Goode.  Glass has done quite a bit, of course, but horror fans know he composed the soundtrack to Bernard Rose’s Candyman and Universal’s Dracula (for a re-release).

You can listen to it inside.

Directed by Park Chan-wook, the film also stars Nicole Kidman and we’re highly recommending you check it out!

Exclusive First Look Images from Stoker

Park Chan-wook (Oldboy) makes his English-language film debut with Stoker, a thriller which debuted at Sundance last month and is opening from Fox Searchlight March 1st.  One month out from its release, ShockTillYouDrop.com is happy to share with you four exclusive images.

The film stars Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman and Dermot Mulroney; I caught an early screening on the Fox recently and I have to say that Chan-wook knocked it out of the park (no pun intended) with this one.  It’s visually rich, twisted and flat-out awesome.

Head inside for the pics!

Kidman Weighs in on Children in this Clip from Stoker

Stoker is making its debut at Sundance (currently underway in Park City, Utah) and Yahoo! Movies debuted a clip which is all about Nicole Kidman and her warped perspective on “children.”

Written by Wentworth Miller and directed by Park Chan-wook, Stoker opens March 1st and stars Kidman, Matthew Goode, Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver and Lucas Till.

Synopsis here, clip inside!  After India’s father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother. Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Another International Poster for Stoker

Park Chan-wook’s upcoming thriller Stoker has revealed a new international poster design and you can check it out below, courtesy of IMP Awards.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till, the film hits theaters on March 1st.

Written by Wentworth Miller, Stoker begins wihen India’s (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident and her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

The 2012 – 2013 Winter Horror Movie Guide

Winter officially begins December 21st and we’re thrilled to see that the season is going to be jam-packed with horror releases!

What was once a dumping ground (some might argue it still is) for genre titles is now prime real estate (The Devil Inside raked in big bucks in its debut at the start of 2012).

ShockTillYouDrop.com breaks down the films you can expect to see later this month through March 19th, when winter concludes.  As usual, we weigh in with our thoughts on what is to come and provide you with links to photos and trailers (if available).

Use our comment boards below to sound off on what you are looking forward to!

The UK Gets Another Classy Stoker Poster

Fox Searchlight Pictures has revealed a new poster for Park Chan-wook’s Stoker (via Empire) and you can check it out inside.  You can see another poster here.

Opening in theaters on March 1st, the thriller stars Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till.

In Stoker, after India’s (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Clips, Music and a New Teaser Poster from Stoker

The jury is still out as to whether or not Stoker is Shock-worthy, but we’re being told it is definitely up our alley.

Today, Empire has premiered a lovely new teaser poster and a 3-minute video featuring music and clips from the Park Chan-wook film starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver and Lucas Till.

Wentworth Miller scripted the thriller.  Wasikowska plays India who, after her father dies in an auto accident, is visited by her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed.  He comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Here’s a UK Trailer for Park Chan-wook’s Stoker

A UK trailer for the Wentworth Miller-scripted Park Chan-wook film Stoker has premiered over at Empire.  You’ll recall the domestic trailer landed last week, this one is slightly different.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till, Stoker hits theaterson March 1st.

The film begins wihen India’s (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident and her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Park Chan-wook previously gave us films like Oldboy and Thirst.

Here’s the Trailer for Park Chan-wook’s Stoker

The trailer for Park Chan-wook’s upcoming thriller Stoker is now online, courtesy of iTunes Movie Trailers, and you can check it out in the player inside.

Starring Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman, Dermot Mulroney, Jacki Weaver, Alden Ehrenreich and Lucas Till, Stoker hits theaters on March 1st.

Written by Wentworth Miller, the film begins wihen India’s (Wasikowska) father dies in an auto accident and her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

First Look at Park Chan-wook’s Stoker With Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode and Mia Wasikowska star in the upcoming Stoker, the English-language film from Old Boy helmer Park Chan-wook written by Wentworh Miller.

Entertainment Tonight scored an early look at the film opening March 1, 2013 from Fox Searchlight, you can get a peek at the first footage after the jump.  We presume this is culled from a trailer which will hit later today.

Synopsis: After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him. 

Horror Thriller Stoker Gets a Release Date

A March 2013 release date has been announced for Stoker. The film marks Wentworth Miller’s (Underworld) screenwriting debut. Stoker is directed by Park Chan-wook. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Dermot Mulroney.