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The first teaser trailer for "Antlers" is here to give you spine-tingling chills.

The horror film from director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro features a young boy (Jeremy T. Thomas) reading a story he wrote that is creepy as hell. His teacher (Keri Russell) grows disturbed as he talks about a bear's insides turning black.

She and her brother (Jesse Plemons), the local sheriff, soon discover that the student is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.



The teaser isn't long, but it is moody and atmospheric. The genre is certainly a departure for Cooper, whose previous films include "Crazy Heart," "Black Mass," and "Hostiles.

He told Collider, "[Guillermo] said I’ve obviously never seen you direct a horror film, but there’s a lot of horrific moments in your movies, so I’m more interested in someone who doesn’t work in that genre to step into it. Which is I guess a bit like [William] Friedkin in a sense, having not directing in that genre before he took on 'The Exorcist.'"

"Hostiles" is slated for release in 2020.