Ben Wheatley is hands down one of the most exciting new voices in the horror genre with his films like Kill List and Sightseers solidifying a rightful spot in the world of horror. Wheatley is a name you will no doubt be seeing a lot of around these parts and thankfully for us fans of the genre, he seems to never stop working as his next psychedelic horror flick A Field in England has already gotten its first trippy trailer.
In the war-torn English countryside in 1648, a small group of deserters flee the raging battle through an overgrown field. They are captured and forced to help one of their captors in his search to find hidden treasure he believes is buried in the field. The group descends into a chaos of arguments, fighting, and paranoia, and as it becomes clear that the treasure might be something other than gold, they gradually become victim to the terrifying energies trapped inside the field.
Whether you’re a fan of his films or not, it’s nice to see a filmmaker like Wheatley take his work in a new direction as he reaches outside of the box with each and every film. A Field in England looks like a wickedly strange film that will no doubt be taking us on one hell of a trip. A trip that I really won’t mind taking.