brian-mcgee - August 21, 2018
Indie studio A24 has put out some of the best, most original films of the last few years like Ex Machina, Good Time, Moonlight, Under the Skin, The Lobster, and many more. Their horror output has been equally buzz-worthy as they've been the home of The Witch, Hereditary, It Comes at Night, and now the upcoming horror comedy Slice.
This flick seems to put more emphasis on the comedy than the horror, however, at least by the looks of this first trailer. First time feature director Austin Vesely has helmed several of Chance the Rapper's videos, so it makes sense that this would mark the first jump to the big screen for both men. Also along for the ride are Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress, Deadpool 2's Zazie Beetz, and Stranger Things' Joe Keery—aka Jean Ralphio, Jr.
Two years ago, Vesely talked about the film with Pigeons and Planes, saying the following...
“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,” Vesely says. “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.”
Hopefully that gives you some sense of what this will be like. If it's anything like the first trailer, I'm sold. Look for Slice in theaters later this year.