September 25, 2023



In ‘Totally Killer,’ Kiernan Shipka time-travels to the 1980s to save her mom in this horror-comedy trailer.

In ‘Totally Killer,’ Kiernan Shipka time-travels to the 1980s to save her mom in this horror-comedy trailer.

Nahnatchka Khan’s Halloween-themed feature, featuring Olivia Holt and Randall Park, is backed by Blumhouse and will premiere on Prime Video on October 6th.

In the upcoming horror-comedy film “Totally Killer,” Kiernan Shipka connects with her teenage mom while attempting to thwart a masked murderer, as revealed in the full trailer. Produced by Amazon Studios and Blumhouse Television, this Nahnatchka Khan-directed feature will exclusively premiere on Prime Video on October 6th. The story follows Jamie (played by Shipka), who defies her protective mother’s (Julie Bowen) advice and ventures out on Halloween night, only to encounter the same killer who once targeted her mother’s friends. Through an accidental time-travel twist to the 1980s, just before the original crimes, Jamie must prevent them from occurring to return to the present day.

In the trailer, there are numerous comedic moments, such as Kiernan Shipka’s character attempting to familiarize herself with her mom’s high school self, portrayed by Olivia Holt. As they discuss life in 2023, Holt humorously inquires, “Do machines pose a threat to humanity?” to which Shipka responds with a touch of seriousness, “Not exactly; they mainly disrupt our society through dance videos on TikTok.” This leads to Holt’s comically concerned follow-up: “They weaponize dance against us?”

The cast is rounded out by Randall Park, Lochlyn Munro, Charlie Gillespie, and Liana Liberato. Nahnatchka Khan, known for “Always Be My Maybe,” directs the film from a screenplay by David Matalon, Sasha Perl-Raver, and Jen D’Angelo. The producers include Jason Blum, Adam Hendricks, and Greg Gilreath.

“Totally Killer” continues Blumhouse’s trend of blending frights with clever comedic concepts, following in the footsteps of films like “Freaky” from 2020 and last year’s “M3GAN.”

Kiernan Shipka, renowned for her performances in “Mad Men” and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” has some exciting upcoming projects. She’ll be starring in Prime Video’s holiday-themed film “Red One” alongside Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans, as well as appearing in the sequel to “Twister,” titled “Twisters,” set for release next year.

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