Review: Horror movie ‘Antlers’ is too dull and dreary

An ancient native myth becomes a reality in a blighted Oregon town in director and co-writer Scott Cooper’s moody horror “Antlers.” Keri Russell stars as a middle school teacher who has reluctantly come back to her hometown to live with her brother, played by Jesse Plemons, after their abusive father dies. But she has little time to focus on her own trauma when she notices a kid in her class who is clearly starving and neglected. AP Film Writer Lindsey Bahr writes that the film is a messy jumble of depressing metaphors that doesn’t quite work. Rated R, “Antlers” opens in theaters Friday.