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“Longlegs”, upcoming horror film starring Maika Monroe and Nicolas Cage

Written/directed by Osgood Perkins. Alicia Witt and Blair Underwood also star. There have been a number of vague teaser clips released over the last month with cryptic titles, but this is the first proper trailer so far. Looks very creepy.

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by Anonymousreply 66July 20, 2024 6:28 AM

Is it a musical?

by Anonymousreply 1February 3, 2024 8:21 PM

Osgood Perkins is Anthony Perkins’s eldest son—he’s made a few films. Seems to have a penchant for horror. “The Blackcoat’s Daughter” was pretty eerie I thought.

by Anonymousreply 2February 3, 2024 9:26 PM

Good teaser. Makes the movie look intriguing. I’m not into horror anymore though so I won’t be watching it.

by Anonymousreply 3February 3, 2024 10:21 PM

I wonder who Alicia Witt is portraying in this. The black cloaked figure in this teaser almost seems like a reference to her role in “Dune.” It’s definitely her voice in the clip too. They’re building a lot of intrigue around this movie. I hope it delivers.

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by Anonymousreply 4February 3, 2024 10:36 PM

The posters are very off-putting (in a good way)

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by Anonymousreply 5February 4, 2024 8:20 AM

He is in way too many movies

by Anonymousreply 6February 4, 2024 9:34 AM

Didn’t he nearly go bankrupt?

by Anonymousreply 7February 5, 2024 12:02 AM

R7 yes, I think he was/is terrible with his money for a long time and was apparently millions in debt. I think he's cleaned it up though as of the last couple years, and has had a bit of a career renaissance. He's done a lot of very "out-there" roles in the last decade, which has sort of established him as a cult figure of sorts.

He is a producer on "Longlegs", so I think this is a personal project to him. His performance in it (he plays a serial killer) is apparently so disturbing that test audiences reported that it could alienate people from the film.

by Anonymousreply 8February 5, 2024 12:40 AM

Another extremely ominous and cryptic teaser

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by Anonymousreply 9May 9, 2024 2:04 AM

And another

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by Anonymousreply 10May 9, 2024 2:06 AM

Has Osgood ever spoken of 9/11 and the loss of his mom?

by Anonymousreply 11May 9, 2024 2:13 AM

Neon released the full trailer today, which is excellent. This is easily my most-anticipated movie of this year.

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by Anonymousreply 12May 21, 2024 3:53 AM

These days, if Nicholas Cage is in a film then you know it's going to be a terrible film and a bomb.

by Anonymousreply 13May 21, 2024 4:19 AM

R13 wrong

by Anonymousreply 14May 21, 2024 4:41 AM

Sadly, I had the same immediate thought as R13.

by Anonymousreply 15May 21, 2024 9:20 AM

Is this the film where Cage reportedly eats a dead rat?

by Anonymousreply 16May 21, 2024 1:18 PM

All the actors in the cast are has-beens.

by Anonymousreply 17May 21, 2024 2:20 PM

So was John Travolta before Pulp Fiction r17. And Demi Moore of all people has the buzziest movie at Cannes this year. I like it when directors find new ways to use familiar faces.

I want to like Maika Monroe, she has made several outstanding horror movies / thrillers that I love, but unfortunately a friend of mine who works in PR told me she is a massive cunt and it kind of soured my burgeoning love. This was early in her career so maybe she's chilled out -- she does keep getting work.

by Anonymousreply 18May 21, 2024 2:25 PM

[quote]So was John Travolta before Pulp Fiction [R17].

Yes, and he sucks.

by Anonymousreply 19May 21, 2024 2:58 PM

Generally yes but Travolta is great in Pulp Fiction

by Anonymousreply 20May 21, 2024 3:28 PM

R18 what did she do that was certifiably cunt? I like her as an actress and think she's great playing introverted characters. I don't know much else about her aside from some of her movies, mainly "It Follow" and "Watcher", which I both love.

by Anonymousreply 21May 22, 2024 1:41 AM

Osgood Perkins' movies are awful, boring and useless.

Which means Cage racks up yet another dud.

by Anonymousreply 22May 22, 2024 1:43 AM

R22 I disagree. I had lukewarm feelings about The Blackcoat’s Daughter the first time I saw it, but upon rewatching it years later, I found it very ominous and creepy. It’s not perfect, but the tone is so dark that it’s almost unpleasant to watch. If nothing else, I thought it was effective as a horror movie and was brimming with dread. I say this as someone who also cannot fucking stand Emma Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 23May 22, 2024 1:57 AM

All of the early critic reviews that have dropped so far have been favorable

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by Anonymousreply 24June 15, 2024 4:01 AM

R24, none of those people are major critics.

by Anonymousreply 25June 17, 2024 8:05 PM

Variety and The Hollywood Report gave positive reviews.

by Anonymousreply 26July 7, 2024 1:12 AM

It looks terrifying. As much as I loved the popcorn entertainment value that MaXXXine brought, I’m ready for a dark and serious horror movie this year. I bought a ticket already to see it Thursday night.

by Anonymousreply 27July 7, 2024 1:50 AM

Alicia Witt was on KTLA this morning promoting the film. You see a brief clip from a scene between her and Maika Monroe. Looks promising to me.

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by Anonymousreply 28July 9, 2024 2:06 AM

Is this the prequel to "Stovepipe Legs"?

by Anonymousreply 29July 9, 2024 2:10 AM

I for one am waiting for Longdicks

by Anonymousreply 30July 9, 2024 2:17 AM

wasn't interested until i saw the rave reviews and reactions across the board. seems like everyone is absolutely loving it.

by Anonymousreply 31July 11, 2024 12:14 AM

I used to be a huge horror film fan. Within the past five years, I just can't watch a horror film any longer. I think real life has become terrible enough for me, finally.

by Anonymousreply 32July 11, 2024 12:20 AM

Fuck that. Nobody but you will watch that shit on the DL

by Anonymousreply 33July 11, 2024 12:23 AM

Maika Monroe's outfit at the premiere was wild. Alicia Witt looks the most put together of everyone. Nic Cage probably second.

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by Anonymousreply 34July 11, 2024 3:23 AM

Plenty of DLers are into horror movies R33.

by Anonymousreply 35July 11, 2024 3:27 AM

I'm fascinated that this is giving Alicia Witt another chance at the spotlight. I thought she had been entirely forgotten.

by Anonymousreply 36July 11, 2024 5:21 AM

[quote] Is this the prequel to "Stovepipe Legs"?—K. Huger

"Piano Legs: The Nancy Reagan Story."

by Anonymousreply 37July 11, 2024 5:22 AM

R36 I'm glad to see her in a major production like this. I've always liked her. She's also had a rough past few years.

by Anonymousreply 38July 11, 2024 5:29 AM

I know some of you bitches wanted this movie to fail, but it is now officially certified "fresh" on Rotten Tomatoes. The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Variety, The Atlantic, Entertainment Weekly, The Boston Globe—all favorable reviews. That's rare for a horror film.

by Anonymousreply 39July 12, 2024 12:16 AM

He has a mop of hair and speaks in a falsetto. Is this going to be perceived by viewers as an entry into the "Killer Tranny" films of yesteryear? Not very pc. And directed by gay Anthony Perkins' son yet.

by Anonymousreply 40July 12, 2024 12:41 AM

Saw the 7pm showing today and thoroughly enjoyed it. Jumped a few times. The theater was about 3/4s full on a Thursday night which is really good for my area.

[quote]I wonder who Alicia Witt is portraying in this. The black cloaked figure in this teaser almost seems like a reference to her role in “Dune.”

It isn't even a person, it is a doll.

[quote]His performance in it (he plays a serial killer) is apparently so disturbing that test audiences reported that it could alienate people from the film.

He actually isn't in it all that much but yes he is very creepy.

by Anonymousreply 41July 12, 2024 3:06 AM

Nicolas Cage as the titular nut case. His appearances are brief, but resounding — and, as can happen with Cage, waver on the brink of parody...Longlegs is an apparent victim of botched plastic surgery whom Cage plays as a rhyming-and-singing lunatic beneath a frizzed gray wig. In one amusing scene, as Longlegs enters a hardware store sporting what appear to be slippers and a housedress, he resembles nothing so much as a bizarre amalgam of Buffalo Bill and Tootsie. He should have been a breeze to catch.

New York Times

by Anonymousreply 42July 12, 2024 5:23 AM

Got back from a late showing of this. I was impressed and honestly riveted by most of it. I've seen "The Blackcoat's Daughter" so I sort of knew that the director's storytelling mode was not straightforward and a bit more amorphous. This movie had me totally invested, scratching my head, and wanting to know more. It totally pulled me in.

Maika Monroe was nervy and deadpan which worked for her character, and she had good chemistry with Blair Underwood. Nic Cage looked and acted insane in this. Some people are finding it humorous apparently, but I didn't think it was funny. He was hard to watch and at times made my stomach turn. Alicia Witt had a much bigger role in this than I expected. I sort of thought she was going to just be a token "crazy mom" in one or two minor scenes, but she plays a major role in the whole story and had more screen time than I anticipated. She was saying in interviews that she didn't plan on watching the film because the experience of playing the role was so intense. At first I kind of rolled my eyes, but now after seeing it, it makes sense.

The film overall was very atmospheric and eerie. Fantastic visuals. I know they shot in Vancouver, but as a native Oregonian, I can vouch that they really captured '90s Oregon authentically. The whole thing looked like it was filmed in the Willamette Valley. I need to see the movie again because there is a lot going on in it and I think it would benefit from repeat viewings.

by Anonymousreply 43July 12, 2024 8:09 AM

Blair Underwood is still a Fiiiine Looking Man.

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by Anonymousreply 44July 12, 2024 10:27 AM

I was also at a late showing tonight, r43. I liked how hard they leaned into the early 90s aesthetic. Cassette tapes, microfiche, pay phones, newspapers, giant cars with digital gages and best of all, sickly yellow light bulbs that barely illuminate. Cage was on screen for about 15 minutes and he was horrifying. He was so unsettling that the possibility of him popping suddenly put me on edge for the whole movie (especially in that barn). I really enjoyed this movie.

by Anonymousreply 45July 12, 2024 11:10 AM

[quote]He was so unsettling that the possibility of him popping suddenly put me on edge for the whole movie

Especially with him living in the mother's basement all along.

by Anonymousreply 46July 12, 2024 12:05 PM

All suspense/thrillers should be retro. Cameras, DNA, GPS, facial recognition and tinkly cell phones just take the fun out of things.

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by Anonymousreply 47July 12, 2024 12:07 PM

Seeing at the 11am (ha) showing here in NYC. Kinda psyched.

by Anonymousreply 48July 12, 2024 12:32 PM

Am I the only one who thought the Asian FBI lady's face was more deformed than Longlegs?

by Anonymousreply 49July 12, 2024 12:52 PM

I can't see a movie with Maika.

by Anonymousreply 50July 12, 2024 1:03 PM

“Longlegs”? Is this about Josh Hawley prancing away?

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by Anonymousreply 51July 12, 2024 1:28 PM

R50 why?

by Anonymousreply 52July 13, 2024 2:07 AM

R44 I found him very sexy in this movie. His body looked hot as fuck in his FBI slacks and dress shirts.

by Anonymousreply 53July 14, 2024 9:39 PM

Rex Reed got out his claws for Longlegs!

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by Anonymousreply 54July 15, 2024 3:30 PM

R54 that review is too hyperbolic for me to take seriously. "Longlegs" is not a perfect film, but to deem it one of the worst movies of all time is insane. I also don't get why people find Cage funny in this movie. There are cartoonish elements there, but overall I found him very off-putting and at times truly scary.

The monologue he gives at the end in the interrogation room where he's staring directly into the camera was difficult for me to watch. I felt my blood run cold when he lowered his voice and was telling Monroe's character to "Bow down. Bow all the way down. And get right down to the dirty, dirty work. Work that gets dirty as it cleans, like a mop." It was fucking scary.

by Anonymousreply 55July 16, 2024 3:04 AM

Why is Cage still making movies? He got lucky with Peggy Sue and Moonstruck and was actually good in them. He totally sucked after that. He and Sean Penn were once good friends but that relationship shattered when Sean told Nicholas that he went on to make nothing but shitty films.

by Anonymousreply 56July 16, 2024 3:26 AM

Agree 100% with Rex.

by Anonymousreply 57July 16, 2024 3:53 AM

[quote] had lukewarm feelings about The Blackcoat’s Daughter the first time I saw it, but upon rewatching it years later, I found it very ominous and creepy. It’s not perfect, but the tone is so dark that it’s almost unpleasant to watch.

It is very creepy even though a lot of it is shot broad day light. The scene that cuts between the girl shoveling snow & the school mistresses being decapitated was just particularly creepy. But it also felt like a big build up to...meh. I wanted to like it - I hate slasher film horror- but it just didn't deliver. I hope this movie is better.

by Anonymousreply 58July 16, 2024 8:38 AM
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by Anonymousreply 59July 16, 2024 8:40 AM

R56 He’s been praised for some of his recent performances. I forget the name but he was good in that A24 movie where he’s in everyone’s dream. He has serious financial problems, he’s really irresponsible with his money and racks up debt/back taxes.

by Anonymousreply 60July 16, 2024 11:38 AM

Longlegsh.

by Anonymousreply 61July 16, 2024 11:38 AM

How does it compare to Hereditary?

by Anonymousreply 62July 16, 2024 2:11 PM

R62 I liked it more than Hereditary, but that's just my taste.

by Anonymousreply 63July 20, 2024 4:50 AM

They could have saved on make-up and just cast Mickey Rourke.

by Anonymousreply 64July 20, 2024 5:18 AM

[quote]R11 Has Osgood ever spoken of 9/11 and the loss of his mom?

Or what about that his dad was gay and went through aversion therapy because his psychiatrist thought he should be with a woman.

Then he died of AIDS.

by Anonymousreply 65July 20, 2024 6:24 AM

Osgood has said that Longlegs was inspired by his childhood. He knew his parents were keeping a secret.

by Anonymousreply 66July 20, 2024 6:28 AM
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