TrailerWatch: “Desierto” dares you to cross the desert

desierto-onesheet“Welcome to the land of the free.”

Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón.  Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Gael García Bernal.  Sounds like a great combo, right?  With Desierto, it’s a recipe for horror.  Now typically I’m all gung ho and ready for fun, but this one really creeps me out.  The horror of something that could actually happen? I’ll be clutching at anything and everything around me. Apologies in advance, aisle buddies. Synopsis!

From Jonás Cuarón and Alfonso Cuarón, the acclaimed filmmakers of Gravity, comes a unique, modern vision of terror. Desierto is a visceral, heart-pounding suspense-thriller packed with tension and suspense from start to finish, starring Gael García Bernal (The Motorcycle Diaries and Y Tu Mamá También) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen).

What begins as a hopeful journey to seek a better life becomes a harrowing and primal fight for survival when a deranged, rifle-toting vigilante chases a group of unarmed men and women through the treacherous U.S.-Mexican border. In the harsh, unforgiving desert terrain, the odds are stacked firmly against them as they continuously discover there’s nowhere to hide from the unrelenting, merciless killer.

I will never listen to a teddy bear music box in quite the same way.  Desierto focuses its sights on theaters October 14, 2016.

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