The film Antlers was recently released in theaters nationwide on October 29, 2021.
The movie was directed by Scott Cooper and produced by Nick Antosca, J. Miles Dale, Guillermo del Toro, David S. Goyer and Jim Rowe. The film takes place in a remote town in Oregon where a student named, Lucus played by Jeremy T. Thomas, holds on to a dark secret about an ancestral creature that haunts the area. His middle school teacher, played by Keri Russell, and her brother, the town sheriff, played by Jesse Plemon. are both concerned with Lucus’s mental state and safety.
The concept for the film was developed from a short story written by Antosca called ‘The Quiet Boy.’ The story was inspired by his mother’s experience as an elementary school teacher, “I grew up hearing stories about some of her student’s struggles and some of the haunted stories from the woods nearby and the community.”
The Knockturnal attended the special screening of Antlers and spoke with Keri Russell, Scott Cooper, Graham Greene, Nick Antosca, Jeremy T. Thomas, Henry Chaisson, and J. Miles Dale about their roles in the film. They also describe the development of the film and the final version.