It doesn’t matter how many home invasion movies we watch in our lives. They will ALWAYS scare us. The same is true of alien invasion films. Each is an established horror movie trope for good reason. They play on the fear of seeing the place we feel safest turned into the scene of our worst nightmare. There’s something uniquely awful about having our personal sanctuary violated. Now Hulu is going to try and deliver something truly horrific by combining both in No One Will Save You, a film from 20th Century Studios called a “sci-fi psychological thriller.” We don’t know if we’ll be thrilled by something so unsettling, but the creepy first trailer for No One Will Save You proves it’ll certainly frighten us.
No. No, I don’t like that. By “that” I mean how upsetting this premise makes me feel. As for the No One Will Save You trailer and premise, I like both a lot. This feels like Signs crossed with a Jordan Peele movie, The Strangers, and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. That’s a pretty good recipe for a story that will have us cowering under our blanket the first time we hear a creak in the night.
This is the second film from writer-director Brian Duffield (Spontaneous). It stars Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart) as Brynn. In a press release Disney describes Brynn as a “formidable fighter when it comes to her unwelcome and unearthly intruders.” Her gumption standing up to supreme beings will confuse her new space enemies. But monsters from another world aren’t the only thing she’ll be battling. The film’s official synopsis says the horror movie “is an action-packed face-off between Brynn and a host of extraterrestrial beings who threaten her future while forcing her to deal with her past.”
Facing both intergalactic invaders and your regrets? Forget combining two classic horror tropes. Dealing with our past might be even scarier than an alien home invasion.
No One Will Save You arrives on Hulu in the US on September 22, 2023. That’s also when it debuts on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ everywhere else.