‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Director Olivia Wilde Shared A Very Creepy Teaser

Do you have 11 spare seconds to terrify yourself today? Don’t Worry Darling is over three months away from its release date, but it has somehow been the film of the year for… years. That’s probably because of its hot (visually and professionally) cast including Harry Styles, Florence Pugh, bearded king Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, and Olivia Wilde, who is also the director. All posters and trailers so far have delivered an enticing premise, but also kept the story very under wraps. The trailer teased some steamy sex scenes as well as a utopia horror vibe that’s reminiscent of The Stepford Wives.

On Thursday, June 16, Wilde shared an ominous teaser consisting of the most unsettling 11 seconds I have seen in some time. “Welcome to Victory. Only in theaters. 9 • 23 • 22 #dontworrydarling,” Wilde wrote in the caption. The teaser depicts a picture-perfect Palm Springs home. A plane is falling in a clear sky while a romantic but creepy song is playing (the same song featured in the trailer). The video goes out of focus and flips upside down a couple of times. I would go into more detail but I honestly don’t want to watch it again.

Don’t Worry Darling, which was written by Katie Silberman based on a story by Silberman and Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke, opens on September 23.

Here’s the film’s official plot synopsis:

While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives, including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley, get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.

But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?