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“Cuckoo” Starring Hunter Schafer: Everything You Need To Know

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Key Takeaways:

– Cuckoo, a new horror by director Tilman , is set to hit theaters on August 9th.
– The film stars Hunter Schafer, Dan Stevens, and Jessica Henwick, among others.
– The storyline follows a teenage girl who faces a horrifying revelation in a German resort.
– The monster in the film is based on the of the cuckoo bird.
– The film is produced by a collaboration between 's Fiction Park and Waypoint of the States.

Cuckoo's Arrival on August 9

Director Tilman Singer's horror film, Cuckoo, wrapped production nearly two years ago. Finally, the culmination of their efforts will debut in theaters on August 9. Ahead of its premiere, a trailer was released online, providing a sneak peek into the terror that awaits.

Thrilling Line-Up

The film boasts of a spectacular cast including Hunter Schafer, known for her role in , Dan Stevens from The Guest, Jessica Henwick of Love and Monsters, Marton Csókás from Freelance, Greta Fernández from Santo, and Jan Bluthardt who starred in Tatort.

Cuckoo's Terrifying Storyline

The film tells the chilling story of Gretchen, a 17-year-old girl who moves from America to a resort in the German Alps, where her father and his new family have settled. On arrival, they are welcomed by her father's boss, Mr. König, who inexplicably fixates on Gretchen's mute half-sister, Alma. As Gretchen battles eerie noises and visceral visions, she stumbles upon a horrifying secret involving her family.

According to Variety, the horror factor is amplified when our protagonist, Schafer, confronts a mysterious bird-like monster. This violent creature issues a haunting scream as it plans to birth its evil offspring within . The plot draws inspiration from the cuckoo bird lore, which includes brood parasites that lay eggs in other species' nests.

**Stellar Performances and Previous Collaborations**

Enthusiasts can look forward to a “brilliant and terrifying” performance from Dan Stevens, as per the press release. Stevens himself describes his character as a “delicious antagonist role.”

Interestingly, Singer's earlier work includes Luz, a 2018 supernatural horror movie. Bluthardt starred in Luz, which depicted a cab driver's struggle to escape a possessed woman whose confession could jeopardize anyone she encounters. Several of Singer's collaborators on Luz joined him to work on Cuckoo, including cinematographer Paul Faltz, composer Simon Waskow, and production designer Dario Mendez Acosta.

**Production and Funding Details**

Cuckoo was financed by Neon and jointly produced by Markus Halberschmidt, Josh Rosenbaum, Maria Tsigka, Ken Kao, Thor Bradwell, and Ben Rimmer. This was a collaboration between Germany's Fiction Park and the ' Waypoint Entertainment. The executive producers for Neon include Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman, Emily Thomas, and Ryan Friscia. Additional funding was sourced from the Film und Medien Stiftung NRW, HessenFilm, and the German Federal Film Fund.

**Final Thoughts**

The long-anticipated release of Cuckoo has definitely stirred up a buzz among horror movie buffs. The enigmatic trailer coupled with the highly talented cast and compelling storyline make this film worth the watch in August. Will you be stepping into the terror-filled world of the German Alps? Let us know your thoughts and whether you will be watching it on the big screen.

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