The Critters are back! Again! I was a big fan of the tepidly-reviewed CRITTERS: A NEW BINGE, so I’m pretty stoked that a new feature film was not only just announced but is going to be released soon. CRITTERS ATTACK is the first film in the franchise in 27 years and sees the return of Dee Wallace Stone from the first film, albeit, in a different role. Directed by Bobby Miller, the new CRITTERS film
“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.”
Between the new movie and the recent Shudder series, I think we may be in the dawn of a new CRITTERS era which I’m all for. It’s nice to sink your teeth (sorry- had to) into a film that doesn’t always take itself too seriously and is fully aware of the absurdity of its premise. Now… if we can just get the ball rolling on GREMLINS 3 then all will be good in the world.
CRITTERS ATTACK! is scheduled for release on digital and blu-ray this summer.