By Ariana Bacle
Updated April 16, 2014 at 06:40 PM EDT

Letting a burglar invade your home may be a whole lot less messy than shooting that burglar in self-defense — at least, that’s the message the new trailer for Cold in July sends.

The movie, made by Jim Mickle and Nick Damici, is adapted from Joe Lansdale ’80s-set novel of the same name about a man who shoots and kills a burglar only for the burglar’s father to come after him for revenge. Michael C. Hall, Don Johnson, and Sam Shepard star in the thriller.

Cold in July will open in select theaters and will be available on VOD May 23. Watch the trailer below: