What I wouldn’t give to be a fly on the wall when Nicolas Cage is choosing which roles to take. Whether he’s picking work based on fun or necessity, Cage has treated us to some highly acclaimed, and kind of bonkers, horror films in recent years (Mandy, Color Out of Space). Willy’s Wonderland looks like it’s going to be a particularly wild ride. Another casting highlight on this one is the always delightful Beth Grant (Donnie Darko, Speed) as the sheriff who, you get the feeling, has just been waiting for this kind of excitement.
I might not have imagined that the ultimate battle of man vs machine would be a guy with nothing to lose engaging in gory hand to hand combat with possessed animatronic puppets, but I’m absolutely here for it! For anyone who has ever sat in terror at a childhood birthday party as creepy robot animals stare through your soul while singing pop hit parodies, this could be the cathartic revenge you’ve been waiting for.