Kiernan Shipka is a number of a long time forward of her time within the new horror-comedy Completely Killer.
The Mad Males alum, 23, stars as Jamie Hughes, a teen who encounters the so-called “Candy Sixteen Killer” on Halloween evening, 35 years after he claimed the lives of three teenagers who have been all pals with Jamie’s mother Pam (Trendy Household’s Julie Bowen).
On the run, she by accident travels again to 1987, the 12 months the masked killer murdered the trio. Jamie joins forces together with her then-teenage mother (Olivia Holt) to cease the murders earlier than they occur.
Only a few issues: How does she clarify she’s from the longer term and is aware of concerning the killings earlier than they even happen?
In a clip from the film shared solely with PEOPLE, Jamie heads to the police after snagging a pattern of the killer’s DNA — however, since it is the Nineteen Eighties, the officers don’t know what DNA is.
“Right here you go, Sheriff. Cautious,” says Jamie, handing the lawman, performed by Randall Park, a plastic bag with a blood-soaked paper towel.
“What’s this?” he asks.
“I hit the killer on the pinnacle with a bit of firewood, and I soaked up a few of his blood with that paper towel. You might have his DNA.”
“What’s that?” asks one other officer.
“DNA? It’s like — I don’t know what it stands for. Everybody… it’s, like, particular to the individual. You simply plug it into the worldwide database,” explains Jamie.
The officers break into laughter as Sheriff Lim dismisses her, saying, “Certain sweetheart. We’ll simply hearth up the outdated worldwide DMA database.”
In manufacturing notes for the film, director Nahnatchka Khan (At all times Be My Perhaps) known as Completely Killer “Again to the Future, however with a serial-killer twist.”
“Getting to return in time and do a few of these kills, ’80s-style, I assumed it was so sensible and intelligent,” she continued. “And I wished to usher in the type of true-crime craze that’s been happening, the place folks would have devoted podcasts to the Candy Sixteen Killer and crime timelines.”
Jason Blum, producer, founder and CEO of Blumhouse, the manufacturing firm behind Completely Killer, added that there’s lots for Nineteen Eighties aficionados to like.
“There’s ’80s easter eggs like the style and music within the film for folks like me who lived by these years, but in addition for that era which have seen the John Hughes motion pictures, and films like Heathers, A Nightmare on Elm Avenue and Again to the Future or watched them with their mother and father,” he stated.
Shipka promised viewers can be entertained, calling it “that popcorn sweet–sort film the place you wish to be strapped in and connected to those characters.”
Completely Killer is on Prime Video Friday.