June 10, 2013 at 05:23 PM EDT

There’s nothing more ominous in a movie than an authority figure saying, “[Insert killer’s name here] is an upstanding citizen.”

In The Frozen Ground, John Cusack plays serial killer Robert Hansen and Nicolas Cage is Jack Halcombe, the Alaska state trooper trying to catch and convict him. When Cindy Paulson (Vanessa Hudgens) escapes from Hansen, her testimony could be a break in the case. However, given her job description (the Disney alum is seen pole-dancing in the trailer), the cops aren’t sure her testimony will hold water. The movie is based on true events, which you probably shouldn’t read up on if you want to sleep soundly tonight.

Yahoo! has the exclusive trailer, which you can watch below:

The Frozen Ground is in theaters and On Demand August 23.

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