"Watcher" is a 2022 American psychological thriller film directed by Chloe Okuno.
The starring cast includes Maika Monroe as Julia, Karl Glusman as Francis, Burn Gorman as Watcher, Tudor Petrut as Taxi Driver, Cristina Deleanu as Eleonora, Mãdãlina Anea, Daniel Nuță, Gabriela Butuc as Flavia, Bogdan Farcas as Neighbor, Ioana Abur as Simion's Wife and others.

Here are "Watcher" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Watcher movie?

IFC Films on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 released the trailer for "Watcher" you can watch here:
Watcher - Official Trailer | HD | IFC Midnight.

Plot summary

What is Watcher movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Watcher" movie plot summary.

Julia (Maika Monroe) moves to Bucharest where her husband Francis (Karl Glusman) has just gotten a new job. Unable to speak Romanian, and with Francis often working long hours, Julia feels isolated in their apartment, which has a large picture window with a view of the neighboring building.
One night, while out walking, Julia and Francis come across the police responding to a murder scene. At dinner with Francis' coworkers, Julia learns that a serial killer has been murdering and decapitating young women in their apartments.
Julia begins to feel that one of their neighbors may be watching them. When she goes to the movies, a creepy man sits directly behind her despite many open seats. Later, when she goes grocery shopping, the man seemingly follows her. She tells Francis, who takes her back to the store, but surveillance footage of the man is inconclusive. Julia tries to file a police report, but they find her story unconvincing.
Julia befriends Irina (Madalina Anea), who lives in the apartment next door and speaks fluent English. Irina shows her a pistol which her volatile ex boyfriend, Christian gave her to defend herself. Later, Julia sees the man from the store on the street. She follows him, tracking him to an underground strip club where he apparently works as a janitor. One of the dancers is Irina, and Julia confides in her about what's been going on.
Julia has a dream about being attacked by the killer. When she wakes up she thinks she hears a scream from Irina's apartment and demands that the landlady open the door. When she does they don't find Irina, or any signs of a struggle, just a neighbor's cat.


Who plays who in the Watcher movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Watcher" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Maika Monroe  as Julia
Karl Glusman  as Francis
Burn Gorman  as Watcher / Weber
Tudor Petrut  as Taxi Driver
Cristina Deleanu  as Eleonora
Gabriela Butuc  as Flavia
Madalina Anea  as Irina
Bogdan Farcas  as Neighbor
Daniel Nuta  as Cristian
Ioana Abur  as Simion's Wife
Flaviu Crisan  as Simion
Stefan Iancu  as Sebastian
Florian Ghimpu  as Officer Radu
Lucian Ionescu  as Maintenance Worker
Radu Bunescu  as Ticket Taker
Alexandru Ion  as Nicolae
Ciprian Chiriches  as Waiter
Ionut Grama  as Club Employee
Simona Patruleasa  as Female News Anchor
Ioana Hirica  as Flower Vendor
Alice Cora Mihalache  as Cashier
Aida Economu  as Lucia
Andreea Sovan  as Female Victim
Adrian Radulescu  as Kiosk Seller
Petre Moraru  as Old Man
Marius Cobzariu  as Bouncer
Otilia Panainte  as Onlooker Woman
Ruslan Vieru  as Weber's Double #1
Philippe Nevo  as Weber's Double #2
Mircea Bujoreanu  as Homeless Man
Ioana Farcas  as Wife
Cosmina-Georgiana Stefanoaia  as Dancer #1
Florina-Izabela Stancu  as Dancer #2
Georgiana-Ioana Radu  as Dancer #3
Victor Neagu  as Teenager Smoking
Izabela Popescu  as Young Couple #1
Edoard Leroy  as Young Couple #2
Marian Iordachescu  as Drunkman
Nucu Stangaciu  as Movie Goer Grumbling
Daniela Druga  as Elderly Woman
Coca Zibilianu  as Old Woman
Nicolae Ivanescu  as Old Husband
Alin Rosu  as TV Reporter
Marin Gheorghe  as Aetheneum Caretaker
Ciubuciu Bogdan Alexandru  as Young Man (as Bogdan-Alexandru Ciubuciu)
Vlad Balan  as Teenager
Corina Ciontu  as Woman Couple #1
Bogdan Mohora  as Policeman #1
Iulian Nica  as Policeman #2 (as Nica Iulian)
Eduard-Florin Lazar  as Policeman #3
Catalin Cnej  as Policeman #4
Nicusor Gaureanu  as Paramedic #1
Paul Dumitrescu  as Paramedic #2
Camelia Stanescu  as Onlooker
Daniel Dobre  as Onlooker
Madalina Grosu  as Onlooker
Bruno Neagu  as Onlooker
Petre Lica  as Onlooker
Amirhossein Aghayarifar  as Chiris
Alireza Ahmand  as Garry
Gregory Chater  as Detective
Livia Maria Sîrbu  as Little Girl

Release date

When is Watcher movie release date?

"Watcher" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 22, 2022 (Sundance) and on June 3, 2022 (United States) distributing by IFC Midnight, Shudder (North America), Universal Pictures, Focus Features (International) and IFC Films.


What are Watcher filming details?

The duration of the film is 96 minutes. The film grossed over $2 million.

"Watcher" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began on March 8, 2021, and concluded on April 16, 2021, in Bucharest, Romania.


What are critics and audiences saying about Watcher movie?

"Watcher" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.3/10.

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