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The new teaser for "Under the Skin," the creepy thriller starring Scarlett Johansson as a man-eating alien seductress, doesn't reveal much more than the previous trailer, though what it lacks in exposition it makes up for in chill-inducing suspense.

It opens with the same extreme close-up shot of an eyeball as the first teaser, but lingers even longer on the pupil, which absorbs the entire iris in inky black. Then there are quick cuts showing off Johansson's character, Laura, trolling the Scottish countryside, luring men in with her bewitching beauty. It ends with her human skin wafting away in the breeze, a gross yet mesmerizing image.

The clip is technically red band, thanks to a short shot of a man wandering naked through a field, but what really makes this teaser NSFW is the feeling of dread it induces, which may be hard to shake while sitting in your cubicle. The jury's still out on how audiences will receive the flick's bizarre plot -- it divided film festival critics pretty evenly last year -- but it's sure to give you the creeps no matter what.

"Under the Skin," directed by Jonathan Glazer ("Birth," "Sexy Beast"), opens April 4.