Again: this is very brief! We see someone (presumably Hunter Schafer’s character Gretchen) stepping outside through a door and brandishing a butterfly knife. Then the credit card or Schafer slams onto the screen accompanied by a scream. What does it all mean? Don’t worry — I don’t expect you to figure everything out based on this footage. Perhaps the synopsis will shed some more light on the matter:
Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen leaves her American home to live with her father, who has just moved into a resort in the German Alps with his new family. Arriving at their future residence, they are greeted by Mr. König, her father’s boss, who takes an inexplicable interest in Gretchen’s mute half-sister Alma. Something doesn’t seem right in this tranquil vacation paradise. Gretchen is plagued by strange noises and bloody visions until she discovers a shocking secret that also concerns her own family.
Strange noises and bloody visions? Sign me up! In addition to Schafer, “Cuckoo” also stars Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick. It’s headed to theaters on May 3, 2024.