The first trailer for Wendell & Wilds leans heavily into the film's creepy side, reminiscent of Coraline

The first trailer for Wendell & Wilds leans heavily into the film's creepy side, reminiscent of Cora ...

The first trailer for Wendell & Wild, the latest stop-motion animated adventure from Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas director Henry Selick, focuses on the film's eerie horror aspects above all else. (As Polygon learned during a set visit earlier this year, producing the film brought Peele some anxiety, since he and Selick were submitting it to studios around the time Peele's directorial debut Get Out was releasing, and Peele was concerned that Get Out would flop

Polygon had a chance to see the first 30 minutes of the film earlier this year, and it doesnt begin off like a horror movie. Kat, an orphan who has been released from the juvenile justice system at a Catholic school in her old hometown, discovers she is a Hell Maiden who can summon demons to the mortal realm, and they devise a plot to get her to assist them escape from a 300-foot-tall demon named Buffalo Belzer (Ving Rhames).

Wendell & Wild, like Selick's other projects, also has a funny element, but it's not primarily a horror film, according to him. I don't want to do strong horror, he says. I don't like real horror. But [this film] can be pretty damn scary.