We all love some horror films, and horror fans around have been waiting for Guillermo del Toro’s Antlers to be released. We have sin and movie clips that amaze us, terrifying monsters go on a rampage, Sold!
But unfortunately, we lost the film on its first release date. The release was delayed and they had to come up with a new one. let’s see what we know so far.
Behind the scenes
Antlers is an upcoming supernatural horror film that is sure to take a few nights out of our sleep. The film was directed and co-written by Scott Cooper. The story was adapted from a short story entitled “The Quiet Boy” by Antosca which was published in Guernica magazine in 2019.
In terms of the cast, we feature Keri Russel as the main protagonist of this film. We also have Jesse Plemons, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Amy Madigan, Rory Cochrane, and Jeremy T. Thomas. We have the legendary Guillermo del Toro producing this horror film.
Skip this section if you don’t want any spoilers about the film. Horror is best watched without knowing a thing that will happen next.
The story mainly focuses on an extremely terrifying creature, knowledge of Wendigo. This creature has a very interesting background, it was born due to colonization over the years. When the British colonized America, they squandered many of the native tribes.
This in turn left the people of the tribe starving, malnourished, and without any support, the only option was to use cannibalism. So that creature was some kind of collection of human skeletons all combined into a monster that looked really terrifying. This entity craves human flesh and continues to rampage.
So we set our sights on a small town in Oregon where Julia Meadows, played by Keri Russel, is a teacher. Paul, played by Jesse Plemons, is his brother and local sheriff. The two of them have a suspicion that one of Julia’s students may be secretly protecting a supernatural being.
The Lore Of The Windigo
Skip this section too if you don’t want any spoilers about the creatures that will appear in the film. With the Antlers film going to wendigo deepening, let’s learn more about this knowledge. A Wendigo is a very scary looking creature that lives off human flesh and negative human energies.
Wendigo is knowledge that comes from the Algonquian tribe of the First people. This creature has been adapted many times in the horror genre, but Antlers aims to have a different adaptation to the creature. It wants to paint Wendigo in a way that respects Native American roots.
Tribal starvation was caused when the British colonized America and completely took their resources. This in turn caused the tribes to become cannibalistic, and that’s how the creature was born. It can be seen as a representation of colonialism and greed.
The film appears to be one of the worst projects by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are supposed to be seeing this legendary story since April 17, 2020! But the pandemic easily stopped him. It was then moved almost a year to February 19, 2021. What you may have noticed is over, and now there’s no sign of the film.
We have all been waiting for this legendary tale for a long time, but this pandemic is continuing and is unlikely to die down any time soon. But surprisingly, we have a new release date!
The film will be released on October 29, 2021. But this time due to film delays, we have a hard time raising expectations. There is talk circulating that the film might give its theatrical release and be released on a streaming platform.
Others say the October release is set in stone and that won’t change. In our opinion, it doesn’t matter how the film gets released, hopefully the date doesn’t go beyond October.