He seemed like a nice guy, but tourist Clare (Teresa Palmer) discovers that her newfound "friend" Andi (Max Riemelt) has a sinister side in Berlin Syndrome. Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the official trailer for the new thriller teases creepy captivity ahead of its theatrical release this May.

"While holidaying in Berlin, Australian photographer, Clare, meets Andi, a charismatic local man and there is an instant attraction between them. A night of passion ensues. But what initially appears to be the start of a romance, takes an unexpected and sinister turn when Clare wakes the following morning to discover Andi has left for work and locked her in his apartment. An easy mistake to make, of course, except Andi has no intention of letting her go again. Ever."

Directed by Cate Shortland and based on the novel of the same name by Melanie Joosten, Berlin Syndrome will be released in theaters by Vertical Entertainment on May 26th, followed by a North American Netflix release at a later date.

In case you missed it, check out Heather's Sundance review of Berlin Syndrome, as well as her interviews with director Shortland and co-stars Palmer and Riemelt.

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    About the Author - Derek Anderson

    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.