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There’s Going to Be a Movie About Killer Squirrels, And Here Is Its Trailer [VIDEO]

I’ve always said that squirrels are evil masterminds bent on taking over the world! (Seriously. Some friends and I made a short film called The Blair Squirrel Project when I was in high school. We were cool teens.) And now director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) is apparently doing a documentary horror film on that very subject, the pre-production trailer for which you can see above. I say “apparently” because I’m having a hard time believing this movie is really real. Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean.

But whatever. Even if it’s part of some hoax cooked up by the squirrel overlords to keep us off our guard in advance of their inevitable attack, it’s still a funny trailer. Hit the jump for a synopsis of the (supposed) film.

Via Bleeding Cool:

When a young man’s estranged father is killed under suspicious circumstances, he returns home for the first time in years to get to the bottom of the mystery. Hoping to uncover some logical explanation, he instead finds his mom’s sleazy new boyfriend, a natural gas company buying up the town, an angry female sheriff who happens to be his ex-girlfriend, and an army of flesh-eating squirrels hellbent on destroying everything in their path due to an erosion of their food chain as a result of environmental destruction by the gas company.

Killer sheep. Killer squirrels. What’s next? Geese? I’ve never trusted those fowl creatures.

(via: io9)

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  • Gordon Borland

    What a nutty concept !

  • Jim

    Have them arrive in a windstorm and call it Squirrelicane.

  • Anonymous

    maybe have the scorpions write the theme, they’re not doing anything are they?

  • Anonymous

    You should see the squirrels on my campus. They own the place and they know it.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t trust the people who made this. They seem kind of…squirrelly. Ha, I kill me-aaaaaaaaaah. The squirrels, they’ve come to get me. Helllllllllllp!

  • According2Robyn

    This is why there are clearly posted rules about not feeding the squirrels. These people have no one to blame but themselves.

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    I don’t trust the people who made
    this. They seem kind of…squirrelly. Ha, I kill me-aaaaaaaaaah. The
    squirrels, they’ve come to get me. Helllllllllllp!

  • Anonymous

    I have seen people speed-walk from squirrels on campus who aggressively wanted food. Yes… seen.

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  • Anonymous

    The Blair Squirrel Project. Can’t tease us with a title like that. You know now that you’re obligated to divulge the details about this production, right? Like, were any squirrels harmed in the making of that film? Was it based on a true squirrel story? And were you “sooo scared” while pursuing the story?

  • Anonymous

    There’s an unforgivable lack of blood geysers.

  • Anonymous

    It’s a shame that Alfred Hitchcock isn’t anymore with us! This would be soo his movie! ;-9 ;-9 ;-9

    But actually a film about “killer squirrels” would be something I would really by a ticket for! ;-9

  • R.O.U.S.

    Did I seriously just see ‘hold on to your nuts’?

  • AnnaB

    I’m disappointed… that SyFy didn’t think of this first.

  • Anonymous

    One of my most shame-inducing experiences involved being chased by an angry squirrel. I was out walking at night, and I saw a gray squirrel dragging something fairly big up a tree. As I got closer to check it out, I realized he was dragging the body of another squirrel, and he had clearly been eating it! He sat on the branch staring at me for a few seconds, as the disturbing reality of what was happening gradually sunk in to my brain. Then he abruptly dropped the body – which landed at my feet with a sickening thud – and came skittering down the side of the tree towards me. I quickly backed up a couple of steps, and he paused at the base of the tree, body rigid, tail twitching, and little, black devil-eyes fixed on me. Then he charged. And I ran. I mean full-on sprint with this damn squirrel chasing after me for half a city block!

    At the time, I was concerned he might have rabies and the cannibalism thing had me all skeeved out, but in retrospect, I felt pretty foolish. I mean seriously…I ran away from a freakin’ squirrel! Not exactly my finest or bravest moment. :)

  • AnnaB

    Considering–it’s pretty good advice when anything less than a foot tall goes in attack mode.

  • Anonymous

    My campus had these creep red squirrels, but they were kept in check by the thousands of rabbits

  • WonderWomyn

    If they could make Sharknado, they could do this. LOL This has SyFy movie written all over it.

  • Charlie

    Squirrelgirl don’t look so silly now does she!

  • Anonymous

    I’m very surprised there has yet to be a mention of Scuzzy Kizoozle Curl on this thread….