WATCH: Armie Hammer finds a demon smartphone in "Wounds" trailer
Dakota Fanning and Armie Hammer in "Wounds" // Annapurna Pictures

“Wounds” Trailer: Armie Hammer finds a smartphone from hell

The new film drops on Netflix on October 18.

Film featured:
"Wounds" (2019)
Direction:
Babar Anvari
Cast:
Armie Hammer, Dakota Fanning, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, and Brad William Henke
Release Date (Netflix, Hulu):
October 18, 2019
WATCH: Armie Hammer finds a demon smartphone in "Wounds" trailer

Let’s get one thing out of the way: Oliver Assayas’ Personal Shopper is hands-down the best movie about haunted phones. Babak Anvari’s latest—a horror-thriller that uses a smartphone as an evil artifact, as though a modern-day proxy to the undoubtedly analog Lament Configuration (from the Hellraiser movies)—doesn’t look half bad, though.

Some critics will tell you otherwise, pointing to a poorly written screenplay and what appears to be a barrage of jump scares. In his review, Indiewire’s David Ehrlich had this to say: “The trouble with this silly horror exercise isn’t that it’s pretentious, but rather that it doesn’t take itself seriously enough.”

Needless to say, the movie pales in comparison to Anvari’s 2016 sleeper hit, Under the Shadow.

The film, which premiered at Sundance back in February, is being distributed on Netflix worldwide later this month. For folks in the U.S., the film will be available on Hulu.

Here’s the full synopsis:

The story follows a New Orleans bartender whose life begins to unravel after a series of disturbing and inexplicable events begin to happen when he picks up a phone left behind at his bar.

The film is written by Anvari himself, based on the novella The Visible Filth by Nathan Ballingrud. It stars Armie Hammer, Dakota Fanning, Zazie Beetz, Karl Glusman, and Brad William Henke.

Wounds drops on Netflix on October 18, 2019. Check out the trailer:

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