Shutter Island stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Michelle Williams, Patricia Clarkson and Max von Sydow. Adding to the sinister atmosphere are Elias Koteas and Ted Levine--yes! Platinum Dunes' new Freddy Krueger, Jackie Earle Haley, also has a role.
The film is based on Dennis Lehane's book of the same name and contains many of the things Scorsese loves to play with: psychological twists, suspense and pulp/noir-ish tough guys. I've heard some horror fans arguing that this is more of a thriller and less of a horror film, but judging from the trailer alone there is enough evocative imagery and Gothic sensibility that makes the horror grade A-ok for me. Is anyone else reminded somewhat of Cronenberg's Spider?
Shutter Island opens in theaters Friday, February 19.