Friday, April 19, 2024

Zombie Town: R.L. Stine movie starring Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase gets PG-13 rating

The R.L. Stine adaptation Zombie Town, starring Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase, has received a PG-13 rating from the MPA

More than nine months have passed by since author R.L. Stine shared an early poster for the upcoming adaptation of his novel Zombie Town, and now we finally have a new update to share. The finished film has been screened for the Motion Picture Association ratings board and has secured a PG-13 rating for “some language and bloody images“. Now we just need to hear when this movie is going to be released.

Stine’s Zombie Town sees a quiet town upended when 12-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, see a horror movie called Zombie Town and unexpectedly see the title characters leap off the screen and chase them through the theater.

The cinematic adaptation was directed by animator Peter Lepeniotis. Marlon Kazadi (Child’s Play 2019) and Madi Monroe (Attaway General) are the leads in the film, which is described as “a mystery teen romancer”. Also in the cast are Henry Czerny (Mission: Impossible) and Kids in the Hall members Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch, plus Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase, who have worked together multiple times over the decades – Saturday Night Live, Spies Like Us, Caddyshack II, The Couch Trip, Nothing But Trouble, the music video for Ray Parker Jr.’s “Ghostbusters” theme song.

Zombie Town is executive produced by Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures, and actor Kim Coates

Zombie Town will receive a theatrical release in the United States, then move to the Hulu streaming service. It’s also expected to get a release through ABC Australia sometime before the end of the year.

Have you read the R.L. Stine novel Zombie Town, and are you looking forward to seeing how the movie version has turned out? What do you think of the reasons for the PG-13 rating? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

I haven’t read the book and can’t say I have particularly high hopes for the movie, but the presence of Aykroyd, Chase, and a couple of Kids in the Hall in the cast is enough to get me to watch it at least once. Here’s hoping a release date announcement isn’t far off.

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