Watch the first trailer for Quentin Tarantino's menacingly dark "The Hateful Eight"

Starring lots of celebrities with facial hair!

By Colin Gorenstein

Published August 12, 2015 8:48PM (EDT)

  (The Weinstein Company)
(The Weinstein Company)

Christmas is almost upon us! That means: A new brooding Western from Quentin Tarantino, of course. The director's eighth film, "The Hateful Eight," takes place "six or eight or 12 years after the Civil War" and features a star-studded cast including bounty hunter John "the Hangman" Ruth (Kurt Russell) and his fugitive Daisy (Jennifer Jason Leigh). Also: Samuel L. Jackson makes a return to the Tarantino world as Major Marquis Warren, alongside Bruce Dern and Tim Roth. Will Quentin make a signature cameo appearance and will everyone instantly hate him for it? Your questions answered December 25 when the film makes its limited release in 70mm (or January 8 for its wide release).

Watch the trailer courtesy of The Weinstein Company below:

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Colin Gorenstein is Salon's assistant editor of internet and viral content. Follow @colingorenstein or email

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