Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

IFC Films has released the trailer for their new genre flick Cold in July, starring Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard, and Don Johnson. Directed by Jim Mickle (Stake Land, We Are What We Are) and written by frequent Jim Mickle collaborator Nick Damici (based on the novel by Joe R. Lansdale), Cold in July is a “superior piece of Texas pulp fiction”, according to Scott Foundas at Variety. Check out the trailer below.

“How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane puts a bullet in the brain of a low-life burglar, Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben, rolls into town; hell-bent on revenge. However, not all is as it seems. Shortly after Dane kills the home intruder, his life begins to unravel into a dark underworld of corruption and violence. Twists and turns continue to pile up as the film reaches its inevitable destination: a gore-soaked dead end.”

The film debuted earlier this year at Sundance (where it was also a grand jury prize nominee for best dramatic film) to pretty great reviews. In fact, it’s currently sitting at 100% on rotten tomatoes.

As a big fan of Jim Mickle and his indie genre films, I was pretty excited for this movie before I saw the trailer – now I’m absolutely pumped. That trailer was everything I wanted and more. Throw in the awesome cast and this movie shot to the top of my “most anticipated” list. What do you think?