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Trailer, Release Info: Ben Wheatley’s Stunning “A FIELD IN ENGLAND”

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I’ve written no shortage of words on Ben Wheatley currently being one of the most electrifying filmmakers in the world. Sparing any repetition of such, I’ll simply cut to the delightful news that Drafthouse Films’ U.S. release of his latest, A FIELD IN ENGLAND, has officially been revealed. Prepare yourself.

A FIELD IN ENGLAND is something else: A black-and-white, hallucinatory horror show in the tradition of British Folk Horror, in which Wheatley pits deserters of the English Civil War against an alchemist who’s manipulating them via mushrooms to do his bidding. Concerned with little in the way of convention, A FIELD IN ENGLAND is harsh and gorgeous and very, very strange. It’s also host to one of the single eeriest images I saw on screen last year.

The film is sensory overload, a glimpse of which you can get from its official U.S. trailer and incredible new poster, which features endorsement from none other than the master, Martin Scorsese. Drafthouse Films releases A FIELD IN ENGLAND to VOD and limited theatrical release February 7. For a full list of theaters, visit its official site here.

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Samuel Zimmerman
Fangoria.com Managing Editor Samuel Zimmerman has been at FANGORIA since 2009, where fresh out of the Purchase College Cinema Studies program, he began as an editorial assistant. Since, he’s honed both his writing and karaoke skills and been trusted with the responsibility of jury duty at Austin’s incredible Fantastic Fest. Zimmerman lives in and hails from The Bronx, New York where his pants are too tight and he’ll watch anything with witches.
  • Jim Parsons

    Its not for everyone, more arthouse than grindhouse, but the world is definitely a better place for films like A Field In England. Perhaps you could watch it while playing a drinking game, but instead of booze you could take magic mushrooms. It would certainly enhance the experience.

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