New details on Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s upcoming horror-comedy film Slaughterhouse Rulez have been released, and this time we’ll see the duo facing a subterranean monster. Last year, Pegg and Frost co-founded the production company Stolen Picture, and announced their first film, Slaughterhouse Rulez, which marks their return to the horror-comedy subgenre.The film takes place at an elite boarding school named Slaughterhouse, where young men and women are “groomed for power and greatness”. There we will meet Don Wallace, a boy from a modest background who must navigate “a baffling new world of arcane rules and rituals, presided by sadistic sixth formers”. When a controversial fracking operation on school grounds unleashes some “unspeakable horrors” a new hierarchy is formed as students and teachers battle to survive. But what are these “unspeakable horrors”?
In an interview with Digital Trends, Simon Pegg was asked about this new project and shared a few details about the kind of creature the characters will have to face, as well as the real-life inspiration behind this monster. Pegg explained:
“It’s going to be really fun. It’s a sort of a horror comedy. It felt like the right thing for Nick and I to have as our first collaboration with Stolen Picture. 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 terrorizes the school. It’s a big metaphor for the U.K privatizing things, and it’s mixed up with some ridiculous, sloppy horror. So it’s right up our street”. [ . . . ]