I don’t think this is going to turn out to be a “horror” film, but ‘High-Rise’ might be one to watch if you’re a fan of society getting turned on it’s head. Also, I felt compelled to share this trailer because it’s just so damn stylish.
“High-Rise” is the newest film from director Ben Wheatley (“Sightseers” and “A Field in England”) and stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Luke Evans, and Sienna Miller.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..
“High-Rise” hits UK theaters on March 18th.