Slaughterhouse Rulez, a look at Simon Pegg’s new movie

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actor Simon Pegg attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 12: Actor Simon Pegg attends the European Premiere of 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' at Royal Albert Hall on December 12, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images) /

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reunite once again to fight some ugly Hell monsters in a hilarious looking horror-comedy starring Finn Cole and Asa Butterfield

I feel bad for Kula Shaker frontman Crispian Mills, because the minute everyone hears “Simon Pegg” they’re going to think that he wrote it. Pegg’s production company that he shares with Frost, Stolen Picture, is producing the film, but their colleague Crispian Mills both wrote and directed the movie. Mills directed another film starring Pegg, A Fantastic Fear of Everything, that wasn’t really very good but hopefully this will fare better.

Best Friends, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who have been in at least eight movies together, have reunited once more and are surrounded by a great young cast who look like a bunch of Harry Potter cosplayers. Animal Kingdom‘s Finn Cole looks like the lead boy (our Harry) alongside Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children‘s Asa Butterfield (our Ron).

To make this Harry Potter theme even better, the lead girl and probable love-interest, is played by an actress whose first name is Hermione! Hermione Corfield. There’s also a Draco Malfoy copy-cat somewhere in there that cracked me up.

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Pegg’s character is a new teacher welcomed into his position by a nervous headmaster of a Hogwarts styled academy, and nervous he should be indeed. Outside the school, a large sink-hole has opened up that supposedly leads straight to Hell, and now a bunch of worm looking monsters are running amuck. Nick Frost, a drug dealing hermit, is the one who informs them that the sink-hole came from Hell, because every hermit is well schooled in that sort of thing.

I don’t think anyone has called the kids parents yet about the worms the size of minivans threatening to eat them, but when Tom Cruise is unavailable because he broke his almost 60-year old bones after a stunt, Simon Pegg will always be around to save the day. The plot synopsis reads, “a British boarding school turns into a battleground when unspeakable horrors emerge from the ground..”

Pegg and Frost have recently started on a new venture of paranormal, horror-comedy and this looks to be the start of it. The pair is working on a new TV series, Truth Seekers, about a three-person investigation team solving supernatural problems, with each half-hour long episode focusing on a different event. Pegg mentioned Slaughterhouse Rulez during an interview in May with ABC’s Digital Trends, mentioning the allegory’s within the film.

"“It’s going to be really fun. It’s a sort of a horror comedy. It felt like the right thing for Nick and I to have as our first collaboration with Stolen Picture. It’s about a private school in the UK which sells off parts of its land to a fracking company, and the fracking company then unleashes a subterranean monster that terrorizes the school. It’s a big metaphor for the UK privatizing things, and it’s mixed up with some ridiculous, sloppy horror. So it’s right up our street.”"

I already watched the trailer three times; just can’t get enough of Finn Cole screaming bloody murder. He always looks angry in Peaky Blinders makes almost no facial expressions in Animal Kingdom, so that look of “I don’t want to be eaten by a worm!” looks hilariously foreign to me. The movie itself looks whimsical with that same kind of bloody violence commonly seen in campy horror flicks.

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Slaughterhouse Rulez will hit theaters on Halloween day, October 31, for everyone too old to Trick or Treat anymore.