Get the First Look at Blumhouse’s Sweet Sixteen Killer

Blumhouse, easily the most important horror studio of the last decade, will continue its partnership with Prime Video. Two years after their anthology series Welcome to the Blumhouse ended, Jason Blum's TV arm is back with Totally Killer. The film would pair nicely with Happy Death Day or Freaky, a gory slasher with tongue planted firmly in cheek.

Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Mad Men) stars as Jamie, who, like many teens in horror movies, ignores her mom's warnings about a serial killer on the loose. The Sweet Sixteen Killer has returned after 35 years to kill again. Trying to flee the masked creep's clutches, Jamie finds herself back in 1987. She'll have to team up with her mom (as a teenager) to defeat the killer and get back to the present day.

The cast also includes Julie Bowen, Olivia Holt and Randall Park. Nahnatchka Khan (Always Be My Maybe) directs.

Totally Killer premieres exclusively on Prime Video on October 6.


About Kip Mooney

Kip Mooney
Like many film critics born during and after the 1980s, my hero is Roger Ebert. The man was already the best critic in the nation when he won the Pulitzer in 1975, but his indomitable spirit during and after his recent battle with cancer keeps me coming back to read not only his reviews but his insightful commentary on the everyday. But enough about a guy you know a lot about. I knew I was going to be a film critic—some would say a snob—in middle school, when I had to voraciously defend my position that The Royal Tenenbaums was only a million times better than Adam Sandler’s remake of Mr. Deeds. From then on, I would seek out Wes Anderson’s films and avoid Sandler’s like the plague. Still, I like to think of myself as a populist, and I’ll be just as likely to see the next superhero movie as the next Sundance sensation. The thing I most deplore in a movie is laziness. I’d much rather see movies with big ambitions try and fail than movies with no ambitions succeed at simply existing. I’m also a big advocate of fun-bad movies like The Room and most of Nicolas Cage’s work. In the past, I’ve written for The Dallas Morning News and the North Texas Daily, which I edited for a semester. I also contributed to Dallas-based Pegasus News, which in the circle of life, is now part of The Dallas Morning News, where I got my big break in 2007. Eventually, I’d love to write and talk about film full-time, but until that’s a viable career option, I work as an auditor for Wells Fargo. I hope to one day meet my hero, go to the Toronto International Film Festival, and compete on Jeopardy. Until then, I’m excited to share my love of film with you.