‘Beau is Afraid’ trailer: Ari Aster and Joaquin Phoenix serve up surrealism

After scaring the residing daylights out people with Hereditary and Midsommar, Ari Aster seems to be taking a special way to fright together with his 3rd movie, Beau is Afraid.

The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix because the titular Beau, a paranoid (and sure, afraid) guy on an odyssey to consult with his mom. According to the trailer, his commute will contain getting hit via a automobile, being held captive, and journeying via 2D landscapes. Alongside the way in which, we see Beau right through a couple of phases of his lifestyles, together with as an uncannily de-aged younger guy.

Do we all know what any of it way? No, no longer in reality. Alternatively, the tone of the trailer turns out extremely a ways got rid of from the ones of Aster’s prior movies — proper all the way down to the Supertramp needle drop — conjuring extra of a comedic really feel than a daunting one. Nonetheless, we will be able to’t rely out the scares simply but. A24’s respectable synopsis describes Beau is Afraid as “daring and ingeniously wicked,” so dangle onto your hats.

Beau is Afraid hits theaters Apr. 21.

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