Bad Times at the El Royale has a star-studded cast, a guaranteed memorable name, and a surreal aesthetic.

As the movie season moves from summer blockbusters to autumn thrillers, Bad Times at the El Royale promises to be a smash success.

Bad Times at the El Royale has a brand new trailer, tantalising fans with its quick cuts and seductive music.

Featuring perfectly stylised 60s glam, the movie also has a perfect tagline for our era: “Sh*t happens, get the whiskey”

When will the Bad Times at the El Royale movie be released?

Bad Times at the El Royale is out in the UK on October 12, 2018.

Fans in the United States will get it on October 5, 2018.

But those in France will see it first, when it premieres on October 3, 2018.

The perfect Halloween-time movie, Bad Times at the El Royale started principal photography on January 29, 2018.

What is the Bad Times at the El Royale movie about?

The plot synopsis is short and sweet and gives very little away.

“Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe’s El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past.

Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption – before everything goes to hell.”

Not much else is known beyond this, but it’s safe to say duplicitous actions and high stakes are at hand.

Who will be in the Bad Times at the El Royale movie?

The star-studded cast stars Chris Hemsworth, as Billy Lee, a charismatic cult leader.

Jeff Bridges as Father Daniel Flynn, a former criminal turned priest, Cynthia Erivo as Darlene Sweet, a former singer, Dakota Johnson as Emily Summerspring, a Southern gangster, with Hannah Zirke as young Emily.

Jon Hamm from Mad Men appears as Laramie Seymour Sullivan, a vacuum cleaner salesman, Cailee Spaeny as Emily’s sister, an impressionable Southern girl and a cult member, Lewis Pullman as a young concierge at the hotel.

Additionally, Jim O’Heir portrays Milton Wyrick, while Nick Offerman, Mark O’Brien and Russell Crowe appear in undisclosed roles.

Is there a trailer for the Bad Times at the El Royale movie?

Yes, the brand new trailer can be viewed here on

The movie was written by Drew Goddard, who also took on the roles of director and producer.

Goddard began his career as a writer on shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, and Lost.

He also created the Netflix superhero series Daredevil, wrote the successful monster horror film Cloverfield in 2008 and the action horror film World War Z in 2013.

Goddard also wrote the screenplay for the acclaimed science fiction film The Martian in 2015 for which he won the National Board of Review Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Bad Times at the El Royale is out in UK cinemas on October 12, 2018.


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