Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for the Christmas-themed horror movie Toys of Terror, being released direct-to-VOD at the end of this month. That’s right, it’s holiday horror just in time for Halloween. And if you were in the need of some creepy doll horror (complete with what looks like stop-motion animation) then you’ve come to the right place.
David & Hannah Cashman have promised their family a fun Christmas getaway, but when they arrive at a grand, old house in the snowy woods of Washington and are greeted by a familiar construction foreman, the kids realize their parent’s plan to make it a working vacation; renovating the place in the hopes of flipping it. Alicia, the eldest child, is annoyed but the younger kids are soon distracted when, wandering through the creepy mansion, they find a stash of old toys in an abandoned playroom and take to them instantly. Before long, they seem to be inseparable from their new playthings, much to the consternation of their nanny Rose who, along with Alicia, senses that something in the house is not quite right… As stranger and stranger things start to happen, Rose and Alicia have a hunch that there may be more to the history of the old house than the Cashman’s are letting on. Can the family escape with their lives – or will they stay forever in the crumbling house, never to celebrate another Christmas again?
Check out the trailer for Toys of Terror below:
Starring Kyana Teresa (Shadowhunters, Star Trek: Discovery) as Hannah Cashman, Georgia Waters (Siren) as Rose Mathis, Verity Marks (The Christmas Club) as Alicia Cashman, Dayo Ade (Workin Moms, October Faction) as David Cashman, Saul Elias as Franklin Cashman and Zoe Fish as Zoe Cashman. Toys of Terror is directed by Australian filmmaker Nicholas Verso, director of the films Max: A Cautionary Tale and Boys in the Trees previously.
The screenplay is written by Dana Gould. Gould is probably best known for being a writer on The Simpsons for seven years before hopping on as an executive producer on the series for four more seasons after that. Most recently, he created the IFC comedy horror series Stan Against Evil, featuring the talent of John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, and Nate Mooney. Gould also appeared as the character Kevin, a quirky gravedigger and love interest of Stan’s daughter Denise in the series.
Warner Bros will release Verso’s Toys of Terror direct-to-VOD starting on October 27th, then on Blu-ray / DVD in January.