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Trailer and poster tease the Down Under disturbances of “NITRAM”

Thursday, July 8, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The new Australian psychothriller teams the stars of ANTIVIRAL and THE BABADOOK.

The trailer and poster have been released for NITRAM, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival next Friday, July 16. Directed by Justin Kurzel (SNOWTOWN) from a script by Shaun Grant, it stars ANTIVIRAL’s Caleb Landry Jones, Judy Davis, THE BABADOOK’s Essie Davis, Sean Keenan and Anthony LaPaglia. The synopsis: “Nitram [Jones] lives with his mother [Davis] and father [LaPaglia] in suburban Australia in the mid-1990s. He lives a life of isolation and frustration at never being able to fit in. That is, until he unexpectedly finds a close friend in a reclusive heiress, Helen [Davis]. However, when that friendship meets its tragic end, and Nitram’s loneliness and anger grow, he begins a slow descent into a nightmare that culminates in the most nihilistic and heinous of acts.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.