There was always the chance that Charlie Kaufman might try to re-shape Iain Reid‘s “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” into something less spooky and malevolent and a little more dryly comedic and perverse (i.e., Kaufmanesque).

The just-released trailer for Kaufman’s film suggests not. It feels like a psychological Middle American horror film by way of a 21st Century “Wisconsin Death Trip“…perhaos a subtle, less emphatic version of Ari Aster‘s Hereditary or at least a film that flirts with the creepy. Jesse Plemons and Jessie Buckley are the victims; Toni Collette and David Thewlis are the ghouls.