October is a month for marathoning horror movies and scaring yourself silly. Well, things are winding down now, but there’s still at least one horror movie left to join the fray, and it might just be the best one yet. Edgar Wright’s psychological thriller Last Night in Soho drops on October 29th, and there’s a good chance that it will be remembered as the best horror movie of 2021.
The film’s premise is unique. A passionate fashion designer develops a strange “sixth sense” that transports her back in time to the body of a nightclub singer living in 1966. As the designer delves deeper into the singer’s life, discovering her relationships and background, dark consequences ripple into both of their lives. The only way to save themselves is to discover the true nature of their connection.
Last Night in SoHo has already been generating buzz among critics & moviegoers alike. The film earned a 77% positive rating on the critic aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes, and Wright himself already has a glowing reputation in the film world. If you’re ready for a stylish & terrifying ride, come with us to learn everything there is to know about Last Night in Soho ahead of its release, including where to stream it online.
Who’s making it?
Last Night in Soho is directed by Edgar Wright and based on an original story of his. Wright has built up an incredible reputation & following throughout his years in the movie business. He debuted with the film A Fistful of Fingers, but it was his second feature, Shaun of the Dead that really let people know what he’s capable of. In the years since, he’s created hits like Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, and Baby Driver.
The film’s screenplay was written by Krysty Wilson-Cairns. A staff writer on the series Penny Dreadful in 2016, Wilson-Cairns is probably best known for writing the 2019 hit war movie 1917. She’ll be following up Last Night in Soho with The Good Nurse in 2022. Wilson-Cairns has also been tapped to work on an upcoming Star Wars movie that’s set to be directed by Taika Waititi.
Who’s in it?
Last in Soho follows fashion designer Ellie (Thomas McKenzie) discovering that she has a kind of psychic connection with Swinging Sixties nightclub singer Sandie (Anya Taylor-Joy). As Sandie begins to develop a relationship with Jack (Matt Smith), there are dark consequences for both her & Ellie. The lead cast will also be supported by actors like Diana Rigg, Aimee Cassettari, Rita Tushingham, and more.
Thomas McKenzie has previously starred in films like Jojo Rabbit, Lost Girls, and Old; her next film role will be in Perfect, which is in pre-production. Anya-Taylor Joy is best known for her roles in the hit Netflix series Peaky Blinders and The Queen’s Gambit. Matt Smith really broke onto the scene with the iconic role of the Doctor in Doctor Who, and since then he’s continually appeared in films and television series.
Where can you watch it?
There’s been a recent trend of films releasing simultaneously in theaters and on streaming platforms. The pandemic necessitated that people stop going to the theaters, but now that some theaters are reopening, a dual release is becoming increasingly common. Major films like Black Widow and Dune have landed on a streaming service on the same day, or even earlier, as arriving at theaters.
That won’t be the case with Last Night in Soho. The film had its world premiere back in September at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. Since then regular movie audiences have been dying to get their eyes on the film. Now, the film is scheduled to release theatrically on October 29th in the UK, Ireland, and the United States. It’s likely that the film will remain in theaters for about a month.
Only after Last Night in Soho has left theaters will there be the possibility of streaming it online on a popular streaming platform. Currently there are no definite plans for Last Night in Soho to arrive on HBO Max, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix, or any other platform. If you want to see the movie, your best chance will be to head out to the theaters sometime around the end of October.