While Shudder may have recently released a ‘Critters’ mini-series on their streaming service, it looks like these lovable pint-sized balls of teeth and terror are once again being made into a feature film. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has released a trailer for their upcoming ‘Critters Attack!’ and fans of the franchise clearly have a reason to celebrate! Not only are we getting a new outing which feels like it came from the 1980s but we’ll also see Dee Wallace returning as well to star in the film after being part of the original 1986 release!
Oddly enough though, she’ll be playing Aunt Dee instead of Helen Brown which seems a bit off unless we get some kind of a strange plot twist part way through the film.
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The synopsis for the film has also been released:
Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown, will sink her teeth into the franchise for a second time in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee. Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters follows 20-year-old Drea (Tashiana Washington), who reluctantly takes a job babysitting for a professor of a college she hopes to attend. Struggling to entertain the professor’s children Trissy (Ava Preston) and Jake (Jack Fulton), along with her own little brother Phillip (Jaeden Noel), Drea takes them on a hike, unaware that mysterious alien critters have crash-landed and started devouring every living thing they encounter.
While being tracked by the ravenous critters, Drea and the kids encounter an adorable, seemingly harmless female critter named Bianca, an exiled royal fleeing the critter race. As the critters converge on the college campus, Drea and the kids, who are now inextricably linked to Bianca, rush to head them off. Will Drea discover her inner badass, and will it be enough to stop the critter onslaught? And is the critter princess as innocent as she seems?
You can check out the trailer right here!
What did you think of the trailer for ‘Critters Attack!’? Do you feel that the return of Dee Wallace may give us a further tie-in to the original film? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
The feeding frenzy begins! ‘Critters Attack!,’ the newest entry in the bloody, live-action, horror/sci-fi film series lands on earth on July 23, 2019, from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital for $24.98 / $19.98 / $19.99 SRP. Fans can also watch the fur-ocious creatures’ television debut on SYFY, scheduled to air in October.