Sometimes, a word scramble of monikers means a movie will simply be too much. And a slasher horror, time travel, ’80s-comedy movie sounds like it could get chaotic. But the trailer for Prime Video’s Totally Killer hits all the right notes. Even in the short space of the trailer, Totally Killer delivers more than one jump scare, some solid ’80s moments, and a compelling time travel narrative to boot. Additionally, the movie comes from Prime Video’s partnership with Blumhouse Television and promises “horror’s newest slasher.” Let’s get totally excited! Here’s our first good look at the Kiernan Shipka-starring Totally Killer.
We have to say, Totally Killer‘s Sweet Sixteen Killer does give us chills in their trailer scenes. But we can see how they might become an iconic horror villain. A release notes that this masked menace joins The Black Phone‘s The Grabber, Freaky‘s The Butcher, Happy Death Day‘s Babyface, The Purge: Election Year‘s Lady Liberty, and Into the Dark: Pooka!‘s Pooka in Blumhouse’s horror canon. Those bad apples are quite the storied bunch. So, we can’t wait to see how this new slasher fits in among the rest.
A synopsis shared along with the trailer reveals more about the plot of Totally Killer. It notes:
Thirty-five years after the shocking murder of three teens, the infamous “Sweet Sixteen Killer“ returns on Halloween night to claim a fourth victim. Seventeen-year-old Jamie (Kiernan Shipka) ignores her overprotective mom’s (Julie Bowen) warning and comes face-to-face with the masked maniac and, on the run for her life, accidentally time travels back to 1987, the year of the original killings. Forced to navigate the unfamiliar and outrageous culture of the 1980s, Jamie teams up with her teen mom (Olivia Holt) to take down the killer once and for all, before she’s stuck in the past forever.
As we said, the trailer and synopsis for Totally Killer offer us a rich text, but it might just be a great one. We certainly aren’t expecting complete realism from this horror movie, but we are expecting complete ’80s immersion. Totally Killer will release globally on October 6, exclusively on Prime Video.