‘Last Night in Soho’ is only released theatrically as of now, it is currently not possible to watch the movie free of cost. Cord cutters will have to wait for its release on other platforms.
Last Night in Soho is the name of the upcoming Edgar Wright film, and it’s shaping up to be one of the most exciting films of the year with a seriously impressive cast, including The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith (The Crown), and Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit).
Edgar Wright is the director behind cult classics like Shaun of the Dead and Baby Driver, so we’ve got high hopes for his latest work. Following the glitzy premiere during London Film Festival, the psychological horror flick has had seriously rave reviews, so we’re expecting a dark and twisted explosion of incredible cinematography.
Last Night in Soho Release Date And Where You Can Watch It
Last Night in Soho is set to open on October 29, 2021. It will also play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. It will be released to theaters, not streaming.
However, Last Night in Soho is a Universal release (internationally), and Universal signed a deal with theater giant AMC to stick to a 17-day exclusive window. That means Universal could, in theory, release Last Night in Soho on PVOD just 17 days after it hits theaters. But whether or not that happens remains to be seen.
What is Last Night in Soho?
Last Night in Soho is the latest film from acclaimed director Edgar Wright, and it’s a bit of a change of pace for the Shaun of the Dead filmmaker. While all of Wright’s features dabble in genre – horror, action, sci-fi, etc. – they’ve also all been comedic. Even Baby Driver had an undercurrent of comedy.
But Last Night in Soho is Wright’s first straight-up horror-thriller. When the project was first announced it was billed as “a straight-up psychological horror-thriller,” with Wright citing films like Don’t Look Now and Roman Polanski’s Repulsion as inspiration.
WILL LAST NIGHT IN SOHO BE ON HBO MAX?
No. Last Night in Soho is a Focus Features/Universal movie, not a Warner Bros. movie, and therefore will not be streaming on HBO Max when it opens in theaters.
While HBO Max—which is owned by Warner Media—has been the streaming home for blockbuster Warner Bros. movies like Dune, it will not be the streaming home for Universal movies like Last Night in Soho. While the movie may be on HBO Max someday, it won’t be any time soon.
‘Last Night in Soho’ Trailer
On October 11th, Universal Pictures released Last Night in Soho’s final trailer before its release date. They captioned the video: “Are you ready for a trip into the past? From the imagination of Edgar Wright, prepare for the “dark and delicious” #LastNightInSoho in cinemas October 29.”
From the looks of its fast-paced calamity bathed in neon lights, it promises to be another cinematic spectacle that encapsulates the key elements of any self-respecting psychological horror movie.
Following in the footsteps of Edgar Wright’s other renowned successes, such as Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007), and Baby Driver (2017), it has some big shoes to fill. It also comes as a massive surprise that Wright never suggested casting Simon Pegg and Nick Frost as the starring duo.
‘Last Night in Soho’ Reviews
Several tweets from critics and early-bird viewers alike have been generally positive reviews, with collective responses urging audiences to “just go see it.” Such encouraging feedback bodes incredibly well for Last Night in Soho’s reputation thus far. Details are withheld at this time. but another viewer stated that Last Night in Soho was their “favorite film of the year.”
In Their Own League is a website and podcast dedicated to celebrating female filmmakers and other underrepresented talent working in film. They posted a review and captioned the tweet with: “In ‘Last Night in Soho,’ the sins of the past bleed into the chaos of the present to deliver something visually arresting and chillingly atmospheric.”
Another established company, The Wrap — supporters of independent journalism — tweeted their own review, captioned: “Great performances and brilliant needle-drops bolster @edgarwright’s best film since ‘Shaun of the Dead.’”
What Is Last Night in Soho’s Story?
From all we have seen, read, and heard so far, it looks like Last Night in Soho has all the ingredients of an intense psychological thriller. So be prepared for lots of action, plot twists, edge-of-the-seat moments, and perhaps some violence and gore.
According to the official plot summary, “Eloise, an aspiring fashion designer, is mysteriously able to enter the 1960s where she encounters a dazzling wannabe singer, Sandie. But the glamour is not all it appears to be and the dreams of the past start to crack and splinter into something far darker.”
The movie follows the story of a young fashion design student, Eloise Turner. She travels all the way to London and joins a fashion school, aspiring to become a famous designer someday. She is like any other young woman today but has an uncanny sixth sense. One night, she finds herself transported across time and space to a Soho nightclub in 1966, where she meets the iconic singer of that time, Sandie.
Eloise is enamored by the dazzling life of the 60s and gets smitten by Sandie. From being transported into a different era to getting transported into Sandie’s body, Eloise’s life turns into a living dream.