Connect with us
Nicolas Cage, Longlegs, NEON, Maika Monroe

Movie News

‘Better than Silence of the lambs’: Longlegs receives praising reviews for Nicolas Cage’s serial killer look & Maika Monroe’s Scream Queen performance

‘Better than Silence of the lambs’: Longlegs receives praising reviews for Nicolas Cage’s serial killer look & Maika Monroe’s Scream Queen performance

The critics have spoken and Oz PerkinsLonglegs could be the disturbing horror thriller that audiences have been waiting for, which could finally dethrone Silence of the Lamb. Starring Nicolas Cage as an eerie serial killer, the story centers around religious mythological themes. The FBI is on a manhunt with agent Lee Harker potrayed by Maika Monroe assigned to uncover the mystery behind a sequence of unresolved murders.

NEON Films’ upcoming horror entry has been heaped with praises by critics & film pundits since its latest round of preview screenings. Aside from the certified fresh RT score, film reviewers are calling it the scariest entry in the horror genre they have “seen in a long time” as Frederick Nuti wrote on X.

The most notable praise on social media is comparison to Jonathan Demme‘s acclaimed serial killer cult classic starring Anthony Hopkins‘ Hannibal Lecter.  Rest assured, this crime-centric horror appears to deliver a terrifying experience while offering aesthetically pleasing SEVEN-esque visuals as well.

Cage’s eerie serial killer look has been the talk of the town alongside Monroe’s scream queen performance. The studio also released a promo revealing that Monroe’s heart rate hit 170 bpm witnessing the antagonist’s first look. Meanwhile, NEON is leaving no stone unturned for Longlegs marketing. Unsettling Promo stills of what looks like a crime scene has only amplified horror fans’ expectations.

Since stepping aside from headlining blockbuster titles, Cage has been candid about his desire to act in independent movies. Nonetheless, the famed Con Air star’s applaudable performance in Longlegs might earn this horror thriller blockbuster-worthy box office earnings going by critics’ reactions below.

It should also be noted Cage has not entirely bid farewell to big-budget flicks. Nic has also been dipping his toe in the superhero genre by making a cameo in The Flash as a multiverse version of Superman. He also voices Spider-Man Noir in Sony’s Spider-Verse films.

Longlegs will premiere in theaters on July 12.

Click to comment
Advertisement

Latest

Advertisement
Advertisement

More in Movie News