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If there’s any one reason for you to give Magic Magic a chance, it’s that it’s the new thriller from Chilean director Sebastián Silva, who turned a lot of heads with 2009’s The Maid, but hasn’t really had the chance to break through to the mainstream yet. Fortunately for all of us though, there isn’t just one reason to give Magic Magic a chance. There are many.

Not the least of which is that its cast includes ethereal beauties like Juno Temple and Emily Browning, as well as perennial weirdo Michael Cera, who seems to be using his usual penchant for social awkwardness to go in a totally fresh, dangerous direction in the trailer for this new film. Looking for that rare movie that’s beautifully shot and wonderfully acted, but is still just a good, old-fashioned horror tale that’s going to creep you the heck out? Then Magic Magic might be just the thing for you. Cera’s blank creep face is enough to give you the willies alone. Click through to give the trailer a gander.

The bad news here is that, despite playing at Sundance, Magic Magic hasn’t generated enough buzz for anyone to want to put out in theaters. The good news is that this means you won’t have to leave the comfort of your living room in order to watch it, because Sony Pictures has snatched it up and they’re going to put it out straight to video on August 6. Keep an eye out for its release, and in the meantime Michael Cera will be keeping an eye on you.


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