Aside from a blink and you’ll miss him cameo from Simon Pegg in Cuban Fury, Nick Frost & Pegg haven’t appeared on the big screen together since the Three Flavours Trilogy concluded with The World’s End in 2013. Well, that’s no longer the case as their reunited in supporting roles in new horror comedy Slaughterhouse Rulz.
Directed by former Kula Shaker frontman Crispen Mills (who helmed Pegg’s A Fantastic Fear of Everything), Slaughterhouse Rulz is the first feature from Pegg & Frost’s new production company Stolen Picture. Focusing on UK horror comedy, the new venture for the duo promises a variety of diverse projects for television and the big screen.
Speaking about the film earlier this year, Pegg discussed what all the “sloppy horror” on offer was trying to get across.
“It’s about a private school in the U.K. which sells off parts of its land to a fracking company, and the fracking company then unleashes a subterranean monster that terrorises the school. It’s a big metaphor for the U.K. privatising things, and it’s mixed up with some ridiculous, sloppy horror. So it’s right up our street.”
If you were a fan of Attack The Block, or the underrated Cooties, then you won’t want to miss Slaughterhouse Rulz. Starring Asa Butterfield, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Michael Sheen, Finn Cole and Hermione Corfield, Slaughterhouse Rulz hits UK cinemas on October 31st.
Welcome to Slaughterhouse, an elite boarding school where boys and girls are groomed for power and greatness…and they’re about to meet their match. This ancient and ordered world is about to be shaken to its foundations – literally – when a controversial frack site on prized school woodland causes seismic tremors, a mysterious sinkhole, and an unspeakable horror to be unleashed. Soon a new pecking order will be established as the pupils and teachers alike become locked in a bloody battle for survival…