'Rattlesnake': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about this Netflix chiller
Director Zak Hilditch is a proven master of the spooky. Katrina Ridgeway (Carmen Ejogo), a single mother driving across the country to start a new life, meets a terrible fate. When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, her daughter Clara (Apollina Pratt) is bitten by a venomous rattlesnake
If you’re someone who has a taste for both horror and creepy-crawlies, then ‘Rattlesnake’ is just the thing for you. Netflix’s upcoming horror pits a mother in a battle against time as she tries to save her daughter from doom.
‘Rattlesnake’ will be available on Netflix October 25.
Katrina Ridgeway (Carmen Ejogo), a single mother driving across the country to start a new life, meets a terrible fate. When her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, her daughter Clara (Apollina Pratt) is bitten by a venomous rattlesnake.
Desperate to save her life, Katrina accepts the help of a mysterious woman. Soon, however, she finds herself forced to pay back her “debt” by taking the life of a total stranger in a rural town in Texas.
There’s another catch: she has only till sundown to do so. Speaking to Collider, director Zak Hilditch said, “I really love movies that, either the ordinary person doing the extraordinary situation or where you’re just solely within a character point of view.”
Carmen Ejogo as Katrina Ridgeway
The 45-year-old British television and film actress was last seen in the third season of HBO’s crime drama ‘True Detective’. Ejogo also performed the award-winning role of Coretta Scott King in the Martin Luther King Jr. biopic ‘Selma’.
Theo Rossi as Billy
The American actor is perhaps most famous for his role as Juan Carlos Ortiz in FX’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’. Rossi also played the supervillain Shades in the Netflix series ‘Luke Cage’.
The Australian writer and director has already proved himself capable of handling the spooky. In 2017, he created the Netflix horror film ‘1922’ based on a Stephen King story. “We had such a good experience with Netflix on that project that was a no brainer to take it there and they really dug it,” Hilditch told Collider.
Just like his previous ‘1922’, this film too sets the chills in with empty stretches of land. The trailer (a well-made one at that) shows Ejogo’s prowess as an actor as she contemplates the impossible choice: Her daughter’s soul versus that of an innocent man or woman.
If you like ‘Rattlesnake’, you might also like:
‘1922’, ‘Carrie’, ‘Pet Cemetery’, ‘Cujo’and ‘The Ritual’.