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Tilman Singer’s 35mm-shot “CUCKOO” gets a teaser trailer

Thursday, February 8, 2024 | News


The new chiller from the director of the much-praised LUZ is coming this spring.

Neon will release CUCKOO to theaters May 3. Filmed on 35mm by writer/director Tilman Singer, it stars Hunter Schafer (EUPHORIA), Dan Stevens (THE GUEST), Jessica Henwick, Marton Csókás and Jan Bluthardt. It has its world premiere this month at the Berlin International Film Festival, followed by its international premiere at the SXSW Film Festival; the synopsis: “Reluctantly, 17-year-old Gretchen [Schafer] 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 [Stevens], 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.”


Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).