While Antlers is definitely a recommend, I felt like director Scott Cooper didn’t fully develop the themes of abuse, neglect, poverty and environmentalism he introduced. Plot was very predictable after the (amazing) first act. The film often lacked nuance despite a well-crafted atmosphere and haunting performances.
Practical effects and CGI/creature design were SICK though, you can feel prod. Guillermo del Toro’s influence. And Keri Russell got the final girl role she rightly deserves.