Something is not right in this first trailer for EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES

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There’s been a whole lot of cape wearing, face punching, space jumping, ghost shooting, train exploding craziness around these parts in the last two days, but I don’t want you to think we’re just a bunch of easily entertained knuckle-draggers. No, we gots culture and stuffs!

So to that end, here’s the chilling first trailer for Sundance entry Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, which contrary to its title is not a really twisted softcore porno.

Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.

I really like the understated creepiness of this trailer, you can just get the hint that something is …off. And no, I’m not talking about CGI baby. I’d like to know more about this “fragile, fictional world” that Creepy Smiling Baby resides in though, as it seems pretty interesting.

Young Brit actress Kaya Scodelario (MoonWuthering Heights, Skins) does a pretty convincing American accent, something that she’ll probably be getting to use a lot more frequently in the future as she has just been cast as the female lead in YA adaptation The Maze Runner. Before going all sci-fi-ey though, she’s going to have to deal with a spooky Jessica Biel that can apparently shout you straight into hospital. Or an underwater world. Or something.

Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes doesn’t have a mainstream release date yet, but will be/has been hitting the festival circuit this year, to pretty solid reviews all around.

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Kervyn Cloete

A man of many passions - but very little sleep - I've been geeking out over movies, video games, comics, books, anime, TV series and lemon meringues as far back as I can remember. So show up for the geeky insight, stay for the delicious pastries.

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