A teaser was released a few months ago, so we’d seen the monster suits and got a feel for how the film was going to play out. But this is our first sense of the monsters as individuals, and our first chance to hear voice work from Lauren Ambrose (KW), Sam Longley (Ira), Catherine O’Hara (Judith), and Paul Dano (Alexander). Tom Noonan’s Douglas is introduced but doesn’t say anything. And we’d heard James Gandolfini as Carol before, but there’s a lot more of him here.
If this doesn’t make you want to stand on the edge of a cliff and go “arrooooooo!” then there’s no hope for you. Roll on December 11th.