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Trailer Park: New Releases From The Muppets, George A. Romero, And More!

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 7, 2021 |

By Kristy Puchko | Film | May 7, 2021 |


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Craving something tender? Twisted? Funny and family-friendly? Whatever your tastes, we’ve got something for you in this week’s Trailer Park round-up, including the latest from Toni Collette, George A. Romero, and the Muppets!

Dream Horse: Coming to theaters on May 21 and On Demand on June 11.

Synopsis: “The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely racehorse bred by small-town bartender, Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream and compete with the racing elites. Their investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks and becomes a beacon of hope in their struggling community.”

Why We’re Stoked: Academy Award® nominee/Living Legend Toni Collette can do no wrong.

The Amusement Park: Exclusively on Shudder on June 8.

Synopsis: “Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, The Amusement Park stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic capacity and style and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography. The ‘lost’ film was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City.”

Why We’re Stoked: A buried bit of horror history has been raised!

Awake: Coming to Netflix on June 9.

Synopsis: “Chaos ensues after a global event wipes out all electronics and takes away humankind’s ability to sleep. But Jill (Gina Rodriguez), an ex-soldier with a troubled past, may hold the key to a cure in the form of her own daughter.”

Why We’re Stoked: Uh. We’re not. This looks like a Children of Men parody with zero self-awareness.

Untitled Horror Movie: Available on iTunes and Amazon globally on June 15.

Synopsis: “With their hit TV show on the brink of cancellation, six actors decide to film their own horror movie, unintentionally summoning a spirit with an affinity for violence. Starring Claire Holt, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Luke Baines, Darren Barnet, Katherine McNamara, Tim Granaderos. Directed by Nick Simon.”

Why We’re Stoked: Lockdown horror gets a trolling twist.

The Last Letter From Your Lover: Coming to Netflix on July 23.

Synopsis: “The forbidden love affair between a 1960s couple (Shailene Woodley and Callum Turner) is uncovered by an ambitious present-day journalist (Felicity Jones) after she finds a trove of secret love letters. Directed by Augustine Frizzell, adapted from Jojo Moyes’ sweeping, romantic novel, and also starring Joe Alwyn and Nabhaan Rizwan.”

Why We’re Stoked: Bring on the swoon!

Muppets Haunted Mansion: On Disney+ this fall.

Synopsis: “Muppets Haunted Mansion takes place on Halloween night when Gonzo is challenged to spend one very daring night in the most grim grinning place on Earth … The Haunted Mansion.”

Why We’re Stoked: You had us at Muppets.

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Kristy Puchko is the film editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.



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