23 July 2024

Stephen Karam’s The Humans First Trailer Explores ‘The American Family’

When it comes to plays especially award winning plays the stage to screen adaptations aren’t always the best. Stephen Karam‘s The Humans last week made it’s World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival, today A24 Films have released the Official U.S Trailer. If we go by the reviews, this will be one of the successful stage to screen adapted films!

This film marks Karam’s directorial feature film debut as well as the original playwright for the stage version. He’s compiled a fantastic ensemble cast that includes Richard Jenkins, Jayne Houdyshell, Amy Schumer, Beanie Feldstein, Steven Yeun, and June Squibb.

The explores the ‘American Family’ which sees 3 generations of one family gather together for thanksgiving. What starts as dinner party, quickly gets uncomfortable when it traverses into the hidden dread of the family unit and the love that binds it. Each family member forced to face turmoil as there fears are laid bare.

We do love when things get darker, claustrophobic and how the impact of daily lives can trigger many of us. This looks very dramatic and Karam looks very confident filmmaker and keeping the film set in one location helps the tension. We do like The Walking Dead joke said by Glenn Rhee (Yuen) himself!

Erik Blake has gathered three generations of his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside and eerie things start to go bump in the night, the group’s deepest fears are laid bare. The piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer-director Stephen Karam, adapted from his Tony Award-winning play, The Humans, explores the hidden dread of a family and the love that binds them together.

We don’t have any details on who and when The Humans will be released in the UK and Ireland. If you live in the U.S your release date will be 24th November in cinemas.

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