We have a brand new teaser trailer for a new film titled Oxygen. This one comes from Netflix, serving as just one of the many original movies the streaming service has coming our way this year. The company is putting out at least one new movie a week, which is a lot more than any other major service on the market. In this case, we have a French-language thriller from director Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have Eyes, High Tension), serving as his follow-up to the 2019 alligator creature feature Crawl. It stars Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Now You See Me) in what looks to be a tense and highly-contained ride.
Aja knows how to create tension and drama with his unique and brutal way of storytelling. Crawl was easily one of the best horror films of 2020. The trailer opens with a close-up of someone waking up, rather surprised, and confused as to where they are. We then find Mélanie Laurent inside of a tube of some kind, surrounded by screens, not unlike the cryotubes seen in the Alien franchise. She is quick to find that the oxygen in this tank is running out and, inconveniently, she has no way out. Despite the minimalist nature of the movie, a compelling mystery is woven into the trailer that adds a little depth beyond this woman trying to get herself out of a horrifying situation.
Oxygen arrives May 12 on the Netflix streaming service. Be sure to check out the trailer for yourself.