A new clip taken from Lars Von Trier’s terrifying new horror film The House That Jack Built has been released.

Trier, who has made a name for himself with such work, has made a two-and-a-half hour film depicting 12 years in the life of a “highly intelligent” serial killer played by Oscar nominee Matt Dillon.

The House That Jack Built synopsis

“Lars von Trier’s upcoming drama follows the highly intelligent Jack (Matt Dillon) over a span of 12 years and introduces the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork.”

Set in the 1970s and 1980s Washington, Von Trier has described the film as celebrating “the idea that life is evil and soulless” but has been described as ‘murder porn’ by some critics. Some went as far as saying that the Danish writer-director had “gone too far” with his latest effort.

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Entertainment reporter Roger Friedman called the film a “vile movie” that “should not have been made.” Viewers who stormed out of the Cannes Film Festival reportedly said “he mutilates children… and we are all there in formal dress expected to watch it?” upon exiting the screening.

Stars such as Uma Thurman and Riley Keough make appearances in the film which, in complete contrast, also received a six-minute standing ovation followed the screening by some who were able to sit through the full preview.

Here it is:

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