December 2, 2022
Netflix Drops The Trailer For Christian Bale's The Pale Blue Eye

Netflix has shared the suitably atmospheric new trailer for Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye – streaming on January 6, 2023, and in select theaters on December 23, 2022

Today, Netflix has shared the intense new trailer for Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye. The gothic horror is the latest attempt to chronicle the adventures of the legendary poet Edgar Allan Poe and follows Christian Bale’s Augustus Landor as he uncovers a new murder mystery. Poe’s adventures were recently showcased in Shudder’s impressive Raven’s Hollow, a solid horror flick that earned a four-star rating from me. But now, Netflix has upped the ante by casting Christian Bale as its lead.

The compelling new movie looks to be one of the standout hits of Netflix’s post-Christmas slate. And with its intense and mysterious storyline, the film looks like a shoo-in to become a regular on our winter watchlist. What’s more, the soundtrack has been composed by Howard Shore, the legendary composer of Peter Jackson’s Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, which only adds to the prestige. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the first trailer below.

SYNOPSIS

West Point, 1830. In the early hours of a grey winter morning, a cadet is found dead. But after the body arrives at the morgue, tragedy becomes savagery when it’s discovered that the young man’s heart has been skilfully removed. Fearing irreparable damage to the fledgling military academy, its leaders turn to a local detective, Augustus Landor (Christian Bale), to solve the murder. Stymied by the cadets’ code of silence, Landor enlists the help of one of their own to pursue the case, an eccentric cadet with a disdain for the rigours of the military and a penchant for poetry—a young man named Edgar Allan Poe (Harry Melling).

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The Pale Blue Eye. Christian Bale as Augustus Landor in The Pale Blue Eye. Cr. Scott Garfield/Netflix © 2022

CAST & CREW

Christian Bale, Harry Melling, Gillian Anderson, Lucy Boynton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Toby Jones, Harry Lawtey, Simon McBurney, Hadley Robinson, Timothy Spall, Joey Brooks, Brennan Cook, Gideon Glick, Fred Hechinger, Matt Helm, Jack Irving, Steven Maier, Charlie Tahan, and Robert Duvall.

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The Pale Blue Eye. (L to R) Christian Bale as Augustus Landor and Harry Melling as Edgar Allen Poe in The Pale Blue Eye. Cr. Scott Garfield/Netflix © 2022

RELEASE

Scott Cooper’s The Pale Blue Eye starring Christian Bale, Harry Melling, and Gillian Anderson Premieres on Netflix on January 6, 2023, and in select theaters on December 23, 2022. But can it improve on Shudder’s recent efforts? Only time will tell. Will you be adding Netflix’s supernatural horror to your watchlist? Sound off below and let us know your thoughts about the trailer.

Source: Netflix

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