One film we're really looking forward to is Peter Strickland's BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO, which looks to be an unnerving slow-burn chiller that will get under our skin. Earlier this month we shared an awesome new poster from the flick with ya, and shortly before that we dropped the news on you that the film would be hitting VOD in June. Today we have a brand new theatrical trailer for the Toby Jones-starring film that seems to capture the throwback Italian horror atmosphere quite nicely.
Berberian Sound Studio is one of the cheapest, sleaziest post-production studios in Italy. Only the most sordid horror films have their sound processed and sharpened in this studio. Gilderoy (Toby Jones), a shy and nondescript sound engineer from the UK is hired to mix the latest giallo film by horror maestro, Santini (Antonio Mancino) and he soon finds himself caught up in a forbidding world of bitter actors, capricious foley artists and confounding bureaucracy. The longer Gilderoy spends mixing screams and the bloodcurdling sounds of hacked vegetables, the more homesick he becomes for his garden shed studio in Dorking. His mother’s letters alternate between banal gossip and an ominous hysteria, which gradually mirrors the black magic of Santini’s film that Gilderoy is responsible for orchestrating. As both time and realities shift, Gilderoy finds himself lost in an otherworldly spiral of sonic and personal mayhem.
Toby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, Fatma Mohamed, Tonia Sotiropolou, and Salvatore Li Causi all star in the film, which opens theatrically, and via VOD, on June 14th.