Updated: Trailer & Date for Álex de la Iglesia’s Oxford Murders


Starring Elija Wood, John Hurt

Update: You can now watch a trailer over at Apple right here!

Hey, remember when Álex de la Iglesia was known as this renegade splatter director who gave us Accion Mutante and Day of the Beast? What the hell happened there?

It’s been nearly three years since we’ve updated you on De La Iglesia’s The Oxford Murders. Since then, Magnolia acquired the film for distribution and they’re giving it a July 2 VOD premiere before it opens in limited release on August 6.

Synopsis: When an elderly woman is viciously murdered in Oxford, her body is discovered by two strangers whose lives are immediately changed forever: Arthur Seldom (John Hurt), a prestigious professor of logic, and Martin (Elijah Wood), a young graduate student who has just arrived at the university hoping to be Seldom’s pupil.

It quickly becomes clear that hers is the first in a series of increasingly bizarre murders, with each victim’s corpse marked by strange symbols. Professor and student join forces to try and crack the code, setting into motion an elaborate game with the killer with ever-increasing stakes. As Martin gets closer to the facts, he grows increasingly unhinged from his grasp on the world around him.

Here’s the rather dull poster…

Source: Magnolia Pictures