One of the best things about 2021 so far has been the return of the movie industry. Theaters are opening back up, and the films that were supposed to come out last year are slowly but surely starting to hit theaters. Things look like they’re on track to finally get back to normal, and the latest 2020 holdout that’s beginning to show some signs of life is Edgar Wright’s upcoming project Last Night in Soho, a mysterious psychological horror film that just got its first trailer. Here’s the official plot synopsis:
“Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller about a young girl, passionate in fashion design, who is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters her idol, a dazzling wannabe singer. But 1960s London is not what it appears, and time seems to fall apart with shady consequences…”
That’s a pretty vague description, but the trailer seems to clarify a few things. For starters, it looks like the main character is somehow going to travel to the past in her dreams, and whatever happens there will have consequences for her real life. What’s more, it appears that she’s not just going to meet her idol in the 1960s. Rather, she’s going to become her idol and live the woman’s life. That adds a really interesting wrinkle to the story, making it even more mysterious and intriguing than the plot synopsis lets on.
On top of all that, the trailer also gives us a glimpse of the kind of experience we’re in for with Last Night in Soho. There’s a lot to love here, but two things in particular really stood out to me. To begin, a lot of the shots are soaked in a single color, like blue, yellow, or red, and it’s absolutely mesmerizing. It adds a very stylish, almost dream-like feel that reminds me a lot of Suspiria, and if Last Night in Soho is anything like Argento’s 1977 classic, we’re in for a real treat.
Secondly, I was also struck by the horror in the last several shots of the trailer. Some outlets have been describing this movie as a psychological horror, and others have been calling it a psychological thriller, so at first I wasn’t really sure what to expect from the film. But, now that we’ve seen some footage, it’s safe to say that whatever else it may be, this is definitely a legit horror movie. It seems to involve ghosts somehow, and it looks like the main character is in for a truly haunting experience.
Before this trailer, I was already excited for Last Night in Soho just because it was a new horror/thriller from Edgar Wright, but now that we’ve gotten our first glimpse of the film, I absolutely can’t wait to see it. It’s currently scheduled to hit theaters on October 22, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s going to be counting down the days until it’s finally here.
So what do you think of the trailer for Last Night in Soho? Do you agree with JP that it looks like an intriguing mystery with mesmerizing visuals? Let us know in the comments! And if you’re looking for more horror trailers we’ve got you covered: