A couple of months back we saw a trailer for Critters: A New Binge, a TV series based on the Critters sci-fi horror movie franchise. When the TV series was announced, it had been over 25 years since the last movie had been released.
But as it turns out, the TV series wasn’t the only resurrection of the ravenous alien furballs in the works. A new movie in the film series titled Critters Attack! is also on the way, and you can find a trailer for it along with more info below.
Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), who starred in the original Critters as Helen Brown, will sink her teeth into the franchise for a second time in the mysterious role of Aunt Dee. Inspired by the film series from the ’80s and ’90s, Critters 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.
While being tracked by the ravenous critters, Drea and the kids encounter an adorable, seemingly harmless female critter named Bianca, an exiled royal fleeing the critter race. As the critters converge on the college campus, Drea and the kids, who are now inextricably linked to Bianca, rush to head them off. Will Drea discover her inner badass, and will it be enough to stop the critter onslaught? And is the critter princess as innocent as she seems?
So apparently Critters Attack! is more of a reboot than a sequel to the original movies, judging by the “inspired by” line.
The movie is heading straight to video, with a release planned for July 23rd. It’s available for pre-order on Blu-ray and DVD, and will also be available on digital.
Critters Attack! will also be airing on SYFY sometime this October.