The following trailer does not make much sense, we’ll warn you now. The film in question involves pizza, blood, green laser beams coming out of people’s eyes, werewolves, ghosts, portals, mopeds and more pizza - oh, and Chance The Rapper. Before we try and get into the nitty-gritty of things, just watch it first:
This film has had a bit of a buzz about it for a while now - ever since a Line Rider-esque teaser dropped in October last year. Since then, all has been quite on the digital front, until now, with a proper first look at the movie. Of course, it hasn’t really helped in deciphering exactly what’s going on - and neither does the official synopsis:
In the city of Kingfisher — where drug dealers, corrupt politicians, headstrong police, and anti-ghost activists all live side by side — everyone has a part to play in the inevitable climax of the battle between the dead and the living. A strip mall becomes the site of a supernatural showdown, and a mom and pop pizza shop is at its epicenter.
It’s gonna be one of those films, ain’t it? Chuck it all at the wall kind of thing. Hope for stickiness.
Director Austin Vesely said, back in 2016:
“People ask me often if the film is really scary. I hope it has its moments but it’s more of a comedy for me. Tonally, I was really inspired by Twin Peaks, if that says anything.
“I studied Paul Thomas Anderson’s movies to figure out how to balance multiple narratives. TV shows as well, like Twin Peaks, to discover how to establish a sense of place. I guess this movie is like Magnolia with ghosts. Just kidding. Kind of.”
Again, no further to finding out what the hell is gonna happen here. Still, we’re kinda excited about it, no? Looks… good? Werewolves, ghosts and - most importantly - pizza? Sounds like our kind of thing. Mainly the pizza part, though. God, pizzzzzza.
Anyway, the film, which also stars Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Joe Keery (Stranger Things) and Paul Scheer (The League), should be hitting cinemas later this year, although a concrete release date hasn’t been announced.