Don't be fooled by the dulcet tones of Buddy Holly's "Every Day" in the We Need to Talk About Kevin trailer. It plays as Eva (Tilda Swinton) and Franklin (John C. Reilly) fall in love and have their first child, Kevin, but their life is less than idyllic. That "sweet little boy" that they conceive (played as an older teen by Ezra Miller) grows up to commit a heinous crime: he goes on a killing spree at his school. In the aftermath of Kevin's monstrous act, Eva is haunted by the memories of Kevin's behavior in flashbacks.
Swinton looks like she's turning in another amazing performance as tortured mother Eva, but it's Miller as the titular Kevin who really gets under your skin, even in the few minutes of the preview. As creepy as he is and as tragic as the film appears, I can't wait to see this. The movie comes out in limited release on Dec. 9, but you can watch the full trailer when you keep reading.