‘Open Grave’ Trailer Puts Sharlto Copley at the Center of a Corpse-Filled Mystery


Fresh off of battling Matt Damon over the future version of healthcare reform in the sci-fi epic Elysium comes South African acting sensation Sharlto Copley, who’s got another performance in a crazy looking genre picture in the bag and ready for our consumption. The new film, from Spanish director Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18, but let’s try to give him another chance), is called Open Grave, and while its new trailer doesn’t do too much to explain to us the mysteries at its center, if definitely earns it that title. This thing is chock full of rotting corpses and shoddy burial techniques.

Click through to watch the ad, but be warned that it contains screaming and shooting and bodies experiencing convulsions. Skin is torn, flesh rots, and secrets abound. Is this a zombie movie? A movie about some shadowy organization torturing test subjects? Something else entirely? You be the judge.

Is Copley playing a good guy or a bad guy here? Can those people who got him out of the grave really be trusted? Seeing as there looks to be a ton of creepy, disgusting action going on throughout the entire movie, it’s likely that the particulars don’t matter too much. More stuff happened in this little trailer than in the entire run time of Apollo 18, so it’s probably best to just enjoy the fact that the movie doesn’t look inert and not ask too many questions. Open Grave is set for a US release on January 3, so you’ll have to wait until then to have all of its secrets revealed and to get your next dose of Copley being a badass.

Weaned on the genre films of the 80s. Reared by the independent movement of the 90s. Earned a BA for writing stuff in the 00s. Reviews current releases at

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