Brightburn is a 2019 American superhero horror film directed by David Yarovesky.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Monday, May 20, 2019 released the trailer:
BRIGHTBURN - Final Trailer.

Story intro

In 2006, Tori and Kyle Breyer (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) are a young couple living on a farm in Brightburn, Kansas. Tori and Kyle are trying to have a child, but have failed to conceive due to infertility issues. One night, a spaceship falls from the sky near their farm with a baby boy inside. Upon finding him, the couple decide to adopt him as their own, naming him Brandon. Twelve years later, Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn) discovers that he has a significant degree of invulnerability after hearing strange voices in his head. That same night, Brandon sleepwalks to the farmhouse, trying to open a trapdoor which contains the spaceship that brought him to Earth. Tori intervenes and wakes him, with Brandon appearing delirious. After this, Brandon grows more disobedient and disrespectful towards Tori and Kyle. To his father's surprise, Brandon chews a fork with his own teeth, mangling it. Kyle later begins to suspect that something is up with Brandon. While cleaning out Brandon's room, Tori finds photos of half-naked women hidden under his bed, as well as some strange photographs of human organs, leading Kyle to talk with Brandon about puberty. That night, Brandon goes to the house of his classmate Caitlyn, staring at her through a window until she notices him. The next night, Kyle discovers that their chickens have been slaughtered. While Tori suggests that it was a wolf attack, Kyle insists that Brandon is responsible. The next morning at school, students do a trust fall exercise, but Brandon falls because Caitlyn does not want to touch him; Brandon breaks Caitlyn's hand in retaliation. The school's principal suspends Brandon for two days, requiring him to meet with his aunt Merilee (Meredith Hagner), the school counselor, afterwards.


Elizabeth Banks
Tori Breyer
David Denman
Kyle Breyer
Jackson A. Dunn
Brandon Breyer / Brightburn
Matt Jones
Noah McNichol
Meredith Hagner
Merilee McNichol
Steve Agee
Becky Wahlstrom
Emmie Hunter
Stephen Blackehart
Gregory Alan Williams
Chief Deputy Deever
Jennifer Holland
Ms. Espenschied
Elizabeth Becka
Christian Finlayson
Terence Rosemore
P.E. Teacher
Anne Humphrey
Deputy Aryes
Michael Rooker
The Big T


Principal photography began the same month, and wrapped in May of the same year.

The film Brightburn was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing on May 9, 2019 (Hungary), on May 17, 2019 (Mexico), on May 24, 2019 (United States) and on June 26, 2019 (France).

The duration of the film is 90 minutes. With a budget of $6 - 7 million, the film grossed over $17.4 million.

The film had received a "R" rating.


Brightburn got high rating from critics. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Brightburn

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