Jennifer Lawrence as a doll in the poster for mother! Image: Paramount

Your parents always said “Never talk to strangers.” But maybe they should’ve also said, “Don’t let them sleep in your house.” That seems to be the start of something very bad in Darren Aronofsky’s new movie mother!

The film stars Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a married couple who one day decide to let a strange man into their house, played by Ed Harris. Then they let in a strange woman, too, played by Michelle Pfeiffer. And, in the first trailer for the film, those both look like really, really bad decisions.

We can’t tell if mother! dives into realistic horror or if it’s relegated to the mind of Lawrence’s character, but we’re intrigued to find out. Mostly because a film rarely gets a cast like this unless the material is strong and original.

mother! opens September 15 which, damn, is pretty close!