‘Cuckoo’ Trailer Hunter Schafer and Dan Stevens in Surreal Horror

Jessica Henwick also co-stars in Tilman Singer’s feature.

Euphoria breakout star Hunter Schafer plays another teen trying to outrun her familial drama, except this time, she gets more than she bargained for after accepting a job from Herr König  (Dan Stevens) at a resort in the German Alps in surreal horror Cuckoo.

“How would you like to come work for me at the resort?” Stevens asks in the trailer. Later, Schafer wants to know, “Why did you bring us here?”

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Her father’s boss Mr. Konig (Stevens) and his obsession with Gretchen’s mute half-sister Alma (Mila Lieu) unlocks a larger, more sinister presence at the resort. Gretchen becomes haunted by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family.

Tilman Singer wrote and directed the movie that premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and also screened at SXSW. Thor Bradwell, Markus Halberschmidt and Maria Tsigka serve as producers. Cuckoo centers on 17-year-old Gretchen (Schafer) who is forced to leave her American home to live with her father (Márton Csókás) in a resort in the German Alps with his new wife (Jessica Henwick) and family.

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The official synopsis for the film reads as follows: Seventeen-year-old Gretchen reluctantly leaves America to live with her father at a resort in the German Alps. Plagued by strange noises and bloody visions, she soon discovers a shocking secret that concerns her own family.

Cuckoo hits theaters on Friday, August 9. Check out the first trailer below.

Watch the trailer for ‘Cuckoo’

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