Netflix's The Kindergarten Teacher isn't necessarily being billed as a thriller, but the first trailer for the Sundance and TIFF-award winner will leave you deeply unsettled. Maggie Gyllenhaal plays Lisa Spinelli, a Staten Island kindergarten teacher who discovers that her 5-year-old student Jimmy (Parker Sevak) is potentially a gifted poet. Despite his parents' clear instructions that Jimmy not get involved with Lisa's poetic aspirations, the teacher finds herself heading down a dangerous path of obsession with the child. More than a few moments from the trailer will make you gasp, so check it out above before The Kindergarten Teacher hits the streaming network on Oct. 12.
Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR.