Longlegs: Everything We Know About Nicolas Cage's Upcoming Horror Movie

Longlegs: Everything We Know About Nicolas Cage's Upcoming Horror Movie
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Experience the Nicolas Cage renaissance.


  • After a long streak of failed projects, Nicolas Cage is regaining popularity and returning to successful cinema, mainly with horror films.
  • Longlegs, which Cage stars in and produces, tells the story of a brutal killer who goes uncaught for ten years, until FBI agent Lee Harker, played by Maika Monroe, is tasked with catching him.
  • The film is directed by Oz Perkins, known for his horror slow-burners such as Gretel & Hansel, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, and February.
  • Longlegs is scheduled for release on July 12, 2024.

A decade and a half of flopped movies has left many with the strong impression that Nicolas Cage is a bad actor – people born in the 21st century generally know him more from viral videos than from his roles.

And this period of decline led Cage to where he is now – the actor's renaissance.

Horror fans were the first to notice that Cage was back. In 2017, the comedy-horror film Mom and Dad, directed by Brian Taylor, was released and received rave reviews from critics.

Next year, Mandy premiered, written and directed by Panos Cosmatos. Finally, the Nicolas Cage we have been waiting to see for so long appeared on screen – crazy and frightening.

And he made films so absurd that viewers could not tear themselves away from the psychedelic chaos on the screen.

What is Longlegs About?

Now, horror fans are in anticipation of another horror movie in which Nicolas Cage is not only the star, but also the producer.

The sinister thriller from Oz Perkins, Longlegs, puts the twisted detective line into the classic horror formula. Newly minted FBI agent Lee Harker, not yet ready to join the force, is given an almost impossible task by her superiors – to catch a serial killer nicknamed Longlegs, who has been brutally slaughtering entire families for ten years.

Plunging into the nuances and details of the complicated case, Harker learns that all the murders are connected and have a ritual nature. Lee will have to understand the principle by which the madman chooses his victims and try to save the innocent.

Who Made Longlegs?

Of all the new wave horror filmmakers, Oz Perkins seems to make the most chillingly scary movies. The director makes slow-burners that will appeal even to those who don’t like the measured pace of the story.

Working outside the mainstream, the director is little known to a wide audience, but his films Gretel & Hansel, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, and February are beloved by horror fans.

Maika Monroe, who plays Lee Harker, is already known to a wider audience, having starred in projects such as Hot Summer Nights with Timothée Chalamet, It Follows, and Watcher.

Longlegs Release Date

Longlegs is scheduled to premiere on July 12, 2024, so be patient for what could be the scariest horror movie of the year.