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Rory O'Connor

Over the course of his career, director Jim Mickle has managed the rare feat of pleasing genre fans and critics alike. It's a scarce thing to have Horror taken seriously but Mickle has seen his films screened at Cannes, Toronto and, most recently, Sundance; and all three efforts received rave reviews.

That recent Sundance film is called Cold in July. It's an adaptation of Joe R. Lansdale's 1989 novel and centres on a man who wakes up to find an intruder in his home. Fearing his family's safety, he kills the man but then must face the wrath of his ex-con dad. Michael C. Hall and Sam Shepard star and a trailer has just been released. Check it out below.

How about that music? How about that mullet? Mickle's Rotten Tomatoes page suggests a director very much on the rise with going as far to call him "the new Carpenter".

Big boots. Good for him.

We're licking our lips for this one, but are you? let us know below.

Cold in July hits theaters May 23rd


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