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Try Not to Get Brainwashed by the Creepy Trailer For Level 16

Miss Brixil (Sara Canning) is not to be messed with in Level 16.
Miss Brixil (Sara Canning) is not to be messed with in Level 16.
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Things are not as they seem at a mysterious school where young girls are taught how to be “clean.”


That’s the premise of Level 16, a film written and directed by Danishka Esterhazy which feels at times like a creepy side story to The Handmaid’s Tale. In fact, I said as much in my review last year, and it’s made pretty clear in the new trailer you see below. But, I think the trailer says much more than that, too. Check it out.

As you can plainly see, Level 16 is working on a bunch of different levels. It’s about this mysterious boarding school where girls are trained from very young to be a stereotype of a proper young woman. But there are the obvious implications of that. Ways to view it through modern society. And, of course, all the revelations along the way. Read our full review below for some more insight, but definitely check out the film on March 1 when it hits VOD and select theaters.


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Uhm... I am not engaged by this trailer at all?
It says _absolutely nothing_. I am a bit apalled because I have rarely seen a trailer so empty. It is just a connection of some very old tropes and no mention of any story whatsoever, the only characteristic thing is the mention of “Level 16" and that’s it. I have no idea what this movie is supposed to be about aside from “random generic generic dystopia.”