After that lack luster Dexter finale, this trailer for Michael C. Halls latest thriller “Cold In July”, is just what the doctor ordered. Directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land), Cold In July is one of those thrillers in the vein of History of Violence, but with a little Nicolas Winding Refn thrown in there for good measure. A down home revenge story that gets completely out of control, but it looks like one hell of a ride. The story is based on the cult novel written by Joe R. Lansdale.


Cold in July is directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land), who also co-wrote the script with Nick Damici. How can a split-second decision change your life? While investigating noises in his house one balmy Texas night in 1989, Richard Dane (Michael C. Hall) puts a bullet in the brain of low-life burglar Freddy Russell. Although he’s hailed as a small-town hero, Dane soon finds himself fearing for his family’s safety when Freddy’s ex-con father, Ben (Sam Shepard), rolls into town, hell-bent on revenge. The film premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and IFC Films will send it to limited theaters on May 23rd.