Horror fans like me are settling into the best time of the year, because not only do we know tons of wacky and scary movies are coming to the Halloween season, but we can also expect a first look at many new genre projects. Case in point: Scary movie franchising Co-creator Marlon Wayans is returning to the world of horror comedies for a more family-friendly adventure for the next Netflix movie The Curse of Bridge Hollowwho is co-star Stranger things fan favorite Priah Ferguson.
As seen in the trailer above, Marlon Wayans may be in dad mode for this project, but he’s still as animated and chaotic as ever, which is definitely the right kind of energy for this over-the-top story. If you’re not screaming at window-smashing levels after being slammed around by a giant spider, you’re living life very differently to me, man.
The Curse of Bridge Hollow centers on a family moving from the unique comforts of Brooklyn to the creepy little town of Bridge Hollow, where a local legend ends up being far more mischievous and dangerous than expected. Even if adults don’t believe it at first, the dreaded Stingy Jack has the power to bring all Halloween decorations to life, which wouldn’t be great in a city of any size. And it looks like there will be a wild assortment of fears on display, from killer clowns to zombies to more animalistic creatures. It’s almost scarier that these are all handcrafted decorations instead of, like, real zombies and killer clowns, which makes the aesthetic even more sinister.
The film was initially made by Todd Berger, of Happytime murders And It is a disaster fame, and ex Family Guy writer John R. Morey, with Berger sharing screenwriting duties with Robert Rugan. So there is sure to be a lot of irreverent and weird humor scattered throughout the larger moments. We’ll have to wait and see if the creative team managed to sneak fake Ghostface masks into the film, or if there are more. Scary movie or A haunted house the references appear along the path.
The film is directed by Jeff Wadlow, who directed a genre film such as Cry wolf, Truth or Dare and Nickelodeon Are you afraid of the dark? reboot (which he also executive produced). Wadlow had words of welcome for anyone who hoped to see Priah Ferguson shine once again after kicking Erica’s ass in Stranger thingssharing it with Netflix Tudum (opens in a new tab):
The Curse of Bridge Hollow (opens in a new tab) will be available to stream with a Netflix subscription on Friday, October 14.