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Images go behind the scenes of Guillermo del Toro-produced Antlers

The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro

Given that Fox Searchlight's recent collaboration with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro resulted in a creature feature that won an Academy Award for Best Picture (THE SHAPE OF WATER, pictured above), it wasn't much of a surprise when, not long after the Oscars, the production company announced they would be starting up a new genre label that would be headed up by del Toro. The first project under that deal is ANTLERS, which began filming on October 1st.

Produced by del Toro, J. Miles Dale, and David S. Goyer, ANTLERS is being directed by Scott Cooper from a screenplay by Nick Antosca and Henry Chaisson (with revisions by Cooper), based on Antosca's short story The Quiet Boy.

Starring Keri Russell, Jesse Plemons, Jeremy T. Thomas, Graham Greene, Amy Madigan, Scott Haze, and Rory Cochrane, the film tells the story of 

a small-town Oregon teacher (Russell) and her brother (Plemons), the local sheriff, who become entwined with a young student (Thomas) harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.

As ANTLERS has made its way through production, an official Instagram account has been getting updated with images from the set that give an intriguing glimpse behind the scenes. There are things in there that you would expect from a horror movie, like a fog-enshrouded house, moody lighting, a character walking down a dark hallway, and there are teases of horrific drawings in a sketchbook. How do those drawings relate to the story? There's also the totally unexpected, to me anyway, sight of a person in a gas mask holding up a flare. Things are getting serious when you have to bust out the gas mask and flares.

The Instagram posts are embedded below, click through them if you would like to see all the images.

ANTLERS is believed to be in its last days of filming now, so hopefully it won't be long before we get a release date announcement.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Day 1. #AntlersMovie

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Production Diary: Entries 1-4 #AntlersMovie

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Production Diary: Entries 9-13 #AntlersMovie

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