Here’s the Bloody Funny Trailer for Simon Pegg’s Horror-Comedy Slaughterhouse Rulez
If you’re looking for a good, old fashioned horror-comedy to sink your teeth into this upcoming Halloween, you won’t do better than Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s latest collaboration—provided the film eventually finds its way to our shores. The first trailer for their Slaughterhouse Rulez is here, and it’s a riot of Harry Potter (via the cliques that read, to us anyway, almost like the various houses within Howgarts) meets Stranger Things with a dash of School of Rock and even a pinch of Jurassic Park for good measure. The entire thing looks like a big old boiling cauldron of fun.
Slaughterhouse Rulez is the latest joint effort from the dynamic duo of Pegg and Frost, whose Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End) brilliantly mashed up genres to create fizzy, funny and genuinely thrilling movies. Slaughterhouse eschews the zombies, bad cops and aliens of their previous trilogy for demons from a Stranger Things-like parallel dimension. This particular hell mouth is the result of a fracking accident outside the prestigious private school known as Slaughterhouse. The fracking mishap managed to open a gateway to hell, which in turn has made the routine bullying and shaming that marks English private schools seem pale by comparison. Pegg and Frost have a lot of topical nonsense to play, from environmental degradation in the name of profit (hence the fracking debacle) to all the other travails going on in our world, and specifically the UK (Brexit, anyone).
We’re hoping Slaughterhouse Rulez gets a US release date. For now, it’s slated to come out on Halloween in the UK. Pegg and Frost are proven commodities, so it’s likely we’ll eventually get to see their latest project in one form or another, either via a theatrical release or on a streaming service.
Have a look (and a laugh) at the trailer here:
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