The Blasted Trailer Looks Like…Well, A Blast

If there were ever a film definitely inspired by Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End), Blasted would be picked out of a lineup instantly. With subtle nods that suggest nods to Jake West’s Doghouse, Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, and gross-out horror films everywhere, the Blasted trailer instills an irreverent comedy vibe that could become a big hit for the streamer this summer.

Sebastian and Mikkel wield laser guns back-to-back in a foggy area in Blasted.

Announced during day two of Netflix’s Geeked Week, Blasted looks like it’s straight from those Simon Pegg and Nick Frost led science-fiction-horror buddy comedies. In Blasted, Sebastian (Axel Bøyum) and Mikkel (Fredrik Skogsrud), two former childhood friends, are reunited when Mikkel crashes Sebastian’s bachelor party. Attempting to make the entire affair about himself, the immature Mikkel decides to take Sebastian paintballing so they can relive their glory days when they ruled as a laser tag duo. Unfortunately, the party goes sideways when body-inhabiting extraterrestrials show up.

Director Martin Sofiedal’s sophomore feature takes on horror genre tropes that seem to range from possession, camping, monstrous entities, and maybe even a little found footage. The Blasted trailer does a great job of setting up the story showing Sebastian’s wedding, rewinding to the unbelievable antics of the bachelor party, and creating a silly-fun time of unearthly proportions. As the guys discover they can use laser tag guns to kill the aliens, spattering alien mucus all over the end of the Blasted trailer, leaving stomachs churning in absolute disgust. The gross-out factor is otherworldly and leaves a very Sam Raimi vibe.

Blasted drops on Netflix on June 28.


There’s more to come as Netflix’s Geeked Week rolls on, but don’t forget to check out some of our other coverage of this event, including the teaser for Tim Burton’s Wednesday, Guillermo Del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities, or the Resident Evil live-action series.

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Written by Sean Parker

Living just outside of Boston, Sean has always been facinated by what horror can tell us about contemporary society. He started writing music reviews for a local newspaper in his twenties and found a love for the art of thematic and symbolic analysis. Sean joined Horror Obsessive at it's inception, and is currently the site's Creative Director. He produces and edits the weekly Horror Obsessive podcast for the site as well as his interviews with guests. He has recently started his foray into feature film production as well, his credits include Alice Maio Mackay's Bad Girl Boogey, Michelle Iannantuono's Livescreamers, and Ricky Glore's upcoming Troma picture, Sweet Meats.

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