If you’re feeling nostalgic for Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, then we have a movie for you. Though, Attack of the Killer Donuts might be even dumber than that 1978 cult comedy. We have your first look at this goofy horror thriller, which stars Fredrick Burns, Christine Nguyen, Lauren Elise and Michael Swan. Warning: This might be too much for some of you heavy snackers to take sitting down! In fact, it might just turn you to jelly.
“We’ve eaten them for years, now it’s their turn!” Screams the tagline. And that’s apparently what these pastries are out to do. In Attack of the Killer Donuts, a chemical accident turns ordinary donuts into blood thirsty killers. Now it’s up to Johnny, Michelle and Howard to save their sleepy town from…Killer Donuts. Yup!
Scott Wheeler directs Attack of the Killer Donuts. He’s an acclaimed VFX artist who got his start way back in 1987 working on Unsolved Mysteries. He later brought his expertise to such hit shows as Xena: Warrior Princess and Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the 90s. He also worked on several episodes of The X-Files during its initial run. Transitioning to the world of directing, he’s known for such schlock-busters as the Transformers ripoff Transmorphers: Fall of Man and Avalanche Sharks. Attack of the Killer Donuts promises to be his most delicious movie to date.
The killer food genre is actually an untapped market, with not too many classics on the cult circuit. Attack of the Killer Tomatoes! is probably the most notorious, and it is responsible for three sequels. There is also 1985’s The Stuff, about killer Yogurt. In more recent years, we’ve seen Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead and the movie Dead Sushi. But perhaps the greatest of them all is The Gingerdead Man trilogy. None of these movies are particularly good. But they sure are watchable.
And that’s all we can hope for with a movie called Attack of the Killer Donuts. Perhaps this horror comedy will have you thinking twice before you go to spend your entire paycheck at Krispy Kreme. If you’re in the mood for a movie about food that bites back, take a look at the first teaser trailer. And we also have the gloriously schlocky poster to go along with it.