Kiernan Shipka is no stranger to morbid stories thanks to her role as Sabrina Spellman in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, but now she’s teamed up with Blumhouse for a slasher flick with a special time travel twist.
Check out the trailer for Totally Killer:
The synopsis reads:
Thirty-five years after the shocking murders of three teens, an infamous killer returns on Halloween night to claim a fourth victim. When 17-year-old Jamie comes face-to-face with the masked maniac, she accidentally time-travels back to 1987. Forced to navigate the unfamiliar culture, Jamie teams up with her teenage mother to take down the psycho once and for all.
The film is directed by Nahnatchka Khan who had also helmed Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe; she was also the showrunner for Fresh Off the Boat which also starred Randall Park who is also in this movie. Other stars in the film include Olivia Holt, Julie Bowen, Charlie Gillespie, and Liana Liberato.
With Shipka being established as a horror genre icon thanks to Sabrina, it’s going to be interesting to see her be a pseudo-Marty McFly in a slasher movie. I’ll admit, I was kind of expecting her to lean into drama after Sabrina, but I guess there’s no harm in doing some more outrageous roles from time to time. Even Shipka’s TV dad, Jon Hamm takes comedic roles (and absolutely nails them).
Watch out for Totally Killer when it hits Amazon Prime Video this Halloween Season on Oct. 6.