The latest irreverent slasher comedy from Happy Death Day and Freaky’s Blumhouse Productions, director Nahnatchka Khan's time-traveling Totally Killer pits Kiernan Shipka’s high school student from 2023 against a masked serial killer who terrorized her hometown in 1987. Responsible for the 1987 murders of three teenage girls, the Sweet Sixteen Killer remains a source of local contention decades after his disappearance. Teens dress up as the killer for Halloween. A true-crime podcast devoted to his murder spree inspires tours of the locations he murdered his 16-year-old victims. Jamie Hughes (Shipka) does not realize her connection to the Sweet Sixteen Killer until her mother Pam is brutally murdered. Pam was the sole survivor of the clique of girls—known as “The Mollys,” after actress Molly Ringwald—who survived the Sweet Sixteen Killer’s bloody rampage. Purely by coincidence, of course, Jamie’s BFF Amelia (Kelcey Mawema) has built a time machine that allows Jamie to travel back to 1987 to unmask the Sweet Sixteen Killer and prevent him from murdering his victims in both 1987 and 2023. Only Jamie must contend with an unexpected antagonist: her mother Pam, who just so happens to be the biggest mean girl in town. Totally Killer also stars Julie Bowen as the adult Pam and Olivia Holt as the teen Pam, Lochlyn Munro as Jamie’s father Blake, Jonathan Potts as podcaster Chris Dubusage, and Randall Parks as Sheriff Dennis Lim. Totally Killer, which premiered locally during this year’s Fantastic Fest, is now available to stream at Prime Video. A prominent television sitcom writer and producer, Nahnatchka Khan co-created Dwayne Johnson’s Young Rock and created Fresh Off the Boat, which both star her frequent collaborator Randall Park. She also created Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23. She also wrote episodes of Malcolm in the Middle, What’s New, Scooby-Doo?, Unfabulous, and American Dad! Nahnatchka Khan made her feature film directorial debut Netflix romcom Always Be My Maybe, which starred Randall Park.
Aired: Oct. 11, 2023.