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The First Trailer For Netflix's Hypnotic Will Give You Chills

Netflix just dropped a new trailer for "Hypnotic," an upcoming thriller that's definitely got some mind games in store, both for its protagonist and audience. According to Netflix, the film tells the story of "a young woman seeking self-improvement" who "enlists the help of a renowned hypnotist, but after a handful of intense sessions, soon discovers unexpected and deadly consequences." 

The film's trailer follows through on the promise of that logline, showing its protagonist Jenn (Kate Siegel) as she begins working with Dr. Collin Meade (Jason O'Mara) in the hopes of overcoming her past traumas and general anxiety. It becomes clear very quickly, however, why that wasn't the best idea, as the trailer teases the various negative effects that Meade's sessions have on her as well as the rest of his patients. The trailer also makes it appear as though the doctor is either trying to control Jenn or scare her to death, but his motives remain ambiguous right now. The film's cast of characters also includes Detective Wade Rollins (Dulé Hill), who may try to help Jenn put the pieces of her sessions together, only to also get caught up in her increasingly dangerous situation. 

The first "Hypnotic" trailer, finally unveiled this week, is set to a ticking noise, which evokes the familiar image of a doctor holding a watch on a chain and swinging it back and forth in order to bring their patients into a malleable, hypnotic state. It's a subtle but effective choice — one that helps ramp up the trailer's level of urgency and tension. You can check out the trailer for yourself below.

Hypnotic is inspired by several classic thrillers

Netflix announced in early March (via Variety) that "Hypnotic" was coming to the service. Later, in September, the streaming service released first-look preview images from the film, which offered just some small glimpses of the intense encounters we can expect to see play out between Jason O'Mara's psychotherapist and Kate Siegel's Jenn (via Bloody Disgusting).

According to Collider, "Hypnotic" co-directors Matt Angel and Suzanne Coote drew inspiration from films like "Ex Machina," "The Game," Silence of the Lambs," and "Vertigo" for the upcoming thriller. "'Hypnotic' is non-stop," the duo also told the outlet. "There are a lot of great psychological elements and big twists and turns. We love films like this, and at the end of the day, we hope the audience walks away having enjoyed the ride."

Other information about "Hypnotic" is scarce at this point. However, the film will launch on Netflix just in time for Halloween on October 27 — right when everyone is in the perfect mood to be scared. Notably, that also means the new film will debut just a few weeks after Siegel appeared as Erin Greene in "Midnight Mass," another Netflix horror title that was met with widespread critical acclaim in September.