‘Tarot’ Trailer Breakdown – Trevor Henderson Designed These 8 Monsters for Sony Horror Movie

The newly debuted trailer for upcoming Screen Gems horror movie Tarot teased a deck of terror that awaits a group of teens that don’t abide by the Tarot rules. More importantly, it teased a variety of new supernatural entities designed by concept artist Trevor Henderson!

In Tarot, “When a group of friends recklessly violates the sacred rule of Tarot readings – never use someone else’s deck – they unknowingly unleash an unspeakable evil trapped within the cursed cards. One by one, they come face to face with fate and end up in a race against death to escape the future foretold in their readings.”

The film, which had previously been listed under the title Horrorscope, comes exclusively to movie theaters on May 10, 2024.

Tarot is written and directed by Spenser Cohen & Anna Halberg. Larsen Thompson, Harriet Slater, Adain Bradley, Avantika and Jacob Batalon star.

It feels safe to also declare the new Tarot-inspired entities as stars of the upcoming horror movie, much in the way the Black Zodiac ghouls of Thirteen Ghosts stole the entire film from its human counterparts.

Trevor Henderson designed the creature concept art, transformed into the cursed tarot deck by artist Richard Wells. The supernatural Tarot entities were brought to life by special effects and creature effects designer Dan Martin (Possessor, Infinity Pool). All of which sparks our curiosity for the teen horror movie.

Henderson tweets, “A couple years back, I was asked to be the sole designer of the eight different monsters in this movie!! It was such an incredible experience working on the film, and it’s such a joy to see my designs come to life! I can’t wait to see the final film!”

But what, exactly, are the monsters haunting the cursed deck in Tarot? We scoured the trailer for clues and glimpses of the horror ahead. While the trailer doesn’t fully reveal its hand (ha), here’s some of the Tarot inspired terror that may be in store. Henderson notes, “All of my favourites of the designs are only hinted at [in the trailer]. I can’t wait to see them on screen.”

High Priestess

High Priestess Tarot CardHigh Priestess Tarot Creature

Drawing a High Priestess card can be tricky to decipher as its associated with mystery and intuition. Usually, it signals a time to reflect and trust your instincts, and, considering the High Priestess will appear in a horror movie, it also means time to retreat.

The Hermit

The Hermit Card The Hermit tarot creature

Like the High Priestess, the Hermit card signals a potential time for reflection and seeking answers within. True to its name, the Hermit also coincides with withdrawing from society and solitude.


Magician Tarot Card Magician creature

The Magician is a manifester, capable of making their own reality. In a horror movie, that can spell mind-bending trouble for those who draw this card.

The Hanged Man

The Hanged Man Tarot

The Hanged Man

Humberly González (Madeline) in Screen Gems TAROT

The Hanged Man card is ominous in design; it represents sacrifice, after all. Whoever draws this card will find themselves likely subjected to a grisly end.

The Fool

The Fool Tarot card The Fool creature

While not shown in the trailer, it’s likely that this particular Tarot card belongs to The Fool. It’s interesting to note that in tarot, The Fool is considered one of the most valuable cards and signals adventure ahead. Could the Fool be a heralder or guide to the horror? Time will tell.

Two of Pentacles

Tarot Two of Pentacles

The Two of Pentacles card is about balance and perseverance. The quick cuts in the trailer suggests that balance will be key in this horror movie’s twisted interpretation. Or rather, about symmetry in whatever form of death this card’s entity inflicts.


Death Tarot

The Death card offers many interpretations, frequently signaling the end of a chapter or a transitionary period. In a horror movie, the Death card could be literal.

The Devil

The Devil Tarot trailer

While the trailer doesn’t reveal this card’s attribution, the horned monster on the card itself suggests the Devil. If so, that’s deeply worrisome for the person who drew this card. Drawing the Devil card, tied to illusion, often represents a loss of self-control. It’s associated with temptation, bondage, self-entrapment, and fear.

We’ll find out more when Tarot arrives in theaters on May 10, 2024.

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