LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales goes full Kubrick in new poster

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales evokes The Shining in its newest poster, which has just debuted online ahead of the Halloween special’s Disney+ premiere later this week.

Poe Dameron, Kylo Ren, Darth Vader, Maul and plenty more familiar faces can be seen peering through the hole in the poster’s wooden door – but it’s the axe-wielding battle droid that’s presumably crying “Here’s BD-101!”, in a nod to a film that’s way more mature than the LEGO Group’s primary demographic.

It suggests the animated special – which follows last year’s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special – will include plenty of jokes and references for adult viewers, giving us all one more reason to tune in on Friday. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will involve Poe Dameron and BB-8 crash-landing on Mustafar, where Graballa the Hutt has transformed Darth Vader’s castle into a luxury hotel.

LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales The Shining poster

Together with the Hutt, a young boy named Dean, and Vader’s servant, Vaneé, they’ll journey through the one-time lair of the Sith Lord, hearing three terrifying tales that draw on all corners of a galaxy far, far away. Think The Simpsons’ Treehouse of Horror, only with more lightsabers and less Kang and Kodos. (Though we certainly wouldn’t say no to LEGO Kang and Kodos.)

Check out the trailer (and four things we’ve spotted in it) for a better idea of what to expect from LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, then tune into Disney+ on Friday, October 1 to see the full special, which features the voices of Jake Green, Raphael Alejandro, Dana Snyder, Tony Hale and Christian Slater.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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