Over the past five years, A24 has become a huge player in bringing unique voices to life. From Best Picture nominees and winners like “Moonlight,” “Room,” and “Lady Bird,” have come from the studio. However, A24 has also been a big player in bringing horror films to life. They’ve distributed a diverse slate from the genre, including the family tragedy turned nightmare “Hereditary,” the unsettling “The Witch,” and even the gore-fest “Green Room,” all since 2016. Now, they’re taking on a different kind of horror with the Austin Vesely debut feature, “Slice,” starring Chance the Rapper and Zazie Beetz.
The trailer is featured below.
The trailer features a lot to like in only 90 seconds. Zazie Beetz looks like she’ll be taking on a huge role in the film. Chance will also get a chance to lead a film. The entertainer already received considerable praise for his work on “Saturday Night Live” last year as a host, not the musical guest. He can clearly handle comedy and the cast is absolutely loaded with comedians.
The feature looks to take some serious cues from 1980s horror and even features “Stranger Things” breakout actor Joe Keery (Steve). The trailer also features comedians Paul Scheer, Hannibal Buress, Y’Ian Noel, and Chris Parnell. Rae Gray will also feature in the film. The group assembled may not seem like your typical horror group, but putting them together is a wise move. After all, comedy and horror both need to have strong timing to really work. With a fun cast, this could be a surprise hit in 2018.