The first trailer for Wendell & Wilds leans heavily into the creepy side of Coraline

The first trailer for Wendell & Wilds leans heavily into the creepy side of Coraline ...

Wendell & Wild, the latest stop-motion animated adventure from Coraline and The Nightmare Before Christmas, focuses on the film's eerie horror aspects above everything else. Peele and Key play the title characters during their interviews earlier this year, at the time Peele's film was expected to be released. (In the same week that Peele's film Get Out was released, Peele predicted that Wendell & Wild would be torpedoed entirely).

Polygon had a chance to see the first 30 minutes of the film earlier this year, and it certainly does not start off as a horror film. Kat, an orphan, is being sent to a Catholic school in her old hometown because of a Hell Maiden, Wendell (Key) and Wild (Peele) and they devise a plot to get her to assist them in escaping the tiny hell prison they live in, which is constructed atop a 300-foot-tall monster named Buffalo Bel

Wendell & Wild, like Selick's other projects, has a comic element, but its a macabre, haunting kind of comedy. I don't want to do violent horror, he says. I prefer realistic horror. [This film] can be pretty frightening.