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25th May 2021

Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz director goes full psychological horror with Last Night In Soho

Rory Cashin

The first trailer for the movie we’ll all be watching this Halloween has arrived.

Edgar Wright has always toyed with horror, from having zombies in Shaun of the Dead, to have cults and serial killers in Hot Fuzz, to the killer aliens in The World’s End.

While we’ve seen him nail comedy over and over again, we are very excited to see him go full psychological horror with his new movie Last Night In Soho, which will also mark his second movie released in cinemas this year.

Wright also co-wrote the script with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Penny Dreadful, 1917), who we spoke to about the script right here.

The plot revolves around a young girl (Thomasin McKenzie), passionate about fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer (Anya Taylor-Joy). But 1960s London is not what it seems, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences.

The movie also stars Matt Smith, Terence Stamp, and Diana Rigg, in her final film performance prior to her death in September 2020.

Wright has said that his new horror takes influence from classics such as Don’t Look Now and Repulsion, two of the most genuinely unnerving scary movies of all time, so it is fair to say we’re very excited to get our eyes on this one.

Last Night In Soho is due to arrive in Irish cinemas on Friday, 29 October.

Clip via Universal Pictures Ireland

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