Whoa. My pals over at Dread Central just tipped me off to the new trailer for Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, which opens on October, a date that suddenly can't come soon enough. I'm sure the press and publicists will try to call the flick a "thriller," but the movie has A) a creepy asylum in the middle of an isolated island, B) ghostly visions of some sort, C) a female murderer who's gone missing, and D) all sorts of unpleasant skeletons in apparently creaky closets.

Based on the novel by Dennis Lehane (Mystic River) and adapted by Laeta Kalogridis (Alexander), Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio (in a Scorsese film??), Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer, Mark Ruffalo, Michelle Williams, and Jackie Earle Haley. Solid ensemble! And Max Von Sydow?!?? Aw, this is definitely a horror flick! And Scorsese's no stranger to the spooky stuff: His Cape Fear re-do may indeed be more "thriller" than horror, but it's still pretty chilling. Plus his fantastic dark comedy After Hours is sort of like a nightmare mixed with a cartoon.

Click here for that very enticing trailer!

categories Movies, Horror