Ahead of its premiere at Fantastic Fest later this week, Netflix has released the first trailer for In the Shadow of the Moon, the new genre-bender from Jim Mickle, whose previous credits include Cold in July and We Are What We Are (a surprisingly good remake of the Mexican horror drama from 2010). Mickle's latest reunites the director with Michael C. Hall for a dark thriller about a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years:
Boyd Holbrook leads the cast as a detective whose life becomes consumed with catching the killer, who appears to be a time-traveler – very interesting stuff, indeed. The film also stars Cleopatra Coleman (The Last Man on Earth) and Bokeem Woodbine.
Here's the official synopsis for In the Shadow of the Moon, which hits Netflix on September 27:
In 1988, Philadelphia police officer Thomas Lockhart (Boyd Holbrook), hungry to become a detective, begins tracking a serial killer who mysteriously resurfaces every nine years. But when the killer's crimes begin to defy all scientific explanation, Lock's obsession with finding the truth threatens to destroy his career, his family, and possibly his sanity. Directed by Jim Mickle and also starring Michael C. Hall and Cleopatra Coleman, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON is a genre-blending psychological thriller that examines the power of time, and how its passing can either bring us together or tear us apart.