The first trailer for Martin Scorsese’s upcoming thriller Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Ben Kingsley, has arrived online today via And I’ll be damned if it doesn’t bring some intense creepiness.

The film follows the story of U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels (DiCaprio), who is investigating the disappearance of a murderess who escaped from a hospital for the criminally insane and is presumed to be hiding on the remote Shutter Island. Before long he wonders whether he hasn’t been brought there as part of a twisted plot by hospital doctors whose radical treatments range from unethical to illegal to downright sinister. And as you can see in the trailer below, Teddy quickly goes from guest to prisoner as the twisted nature of this instituation begins to unravel before his eyes.

Have a look at the first trailer below, or check it in HD over at

Looks pretty wicked, right? Who among you cares to refute the fact that Martin Scorsese is the man and that this looks like yet another entry in his long list of great works. I’m very interested in seeing him take on the potentially supernatural and/or psychological. In fact, this trailer alone has me wanting to go back and check out Dennis Lehane’s novel upon which the film is based. Maybe I will. In the mean time, you kids hit the comment section below and let me know what you think of this first trailer.

Shutter Island hits theaters on October 2, 2009. Ben Kinglsey, Mark Ruffalo, Emily Mortimer and Michelle Williams also star.

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