The feature marks the continued partnership of Prime Video and Blumhouse Television. It will star Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina), Olivia Holt (Cruel Summer), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), and Randall Park (Fresh off the Boat). Nahnatchka Khan (Always Be My Maybe) will direct Totally Killer.
The film follows Jamie (Shipka), as her mom Pam (Bowen) finds herself terrorized by the resurgence of the Sweet Sixteen Killer—a masked maniac that slaughtered a group of teenage girls in the ‘80s. With the help of her friend Amelia (Kelcey Mawema), she travels back in time to 1987 and teams up with the teen version of her mom (Holt) to try and stop the killer.
“The idea of a horror-comedy time travel movie is, I’m gonna be honest, something I never thought of in my life. So when I was approached by the amazing creatives at Blumhouse and Amazon about Totally Killer, it was just so unique and exciting I had to be involved. And then add this incredible cast on top of that? Everybody get readyyyyyyy,” said Khan.
Jen D’Angelo penned the screenplay based on an original script by David Matalon and Sasha Perl-Raver. Principal photography on the Prime Video film begins today in Vancouver.
“With Nahnatchka’s vision and the exciting cast led by Kiernan Shipka and Olivia Holt, we are confident Totally Killer will resonate with our audience around the world,” said Julie Rapaport, head of movies at Amazon Studios. “We could not be more thrilled to watch this story come to life and to continue our longstanding collaboration with the incredible team at Blumhouse.”
So, what do you think of the slasher horror – time travel – comedy premise? It sounds like it could put a fun new twist on all those genres. But we’ll have to wait and see to find out!
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