Peacock has continued its fresh take on the horror genre, as they are fully ready to release their next horror original, “Sick,” whose trailer for the pandemic horror film “Sick” was released on Friday, January 6, 2023, on their YouTube channel. After Peacock’s recent release of Halloween Ends, the pandemic-based horror film “Sick” also promises to be a great watch.


What is Pandemic Horror Film ‘Sick’ about?

After their October 2022 release of the horror film “Halloween Ends,” the America-based video streaming service, which is owned by the Television and Streaming division of NBCUniversal ( ) , has gone deeper into the world of horror originals with the pandemic horror film “Sick,” starring Gideon Adlon.

As the name of the movie suggests, “Sick” is a horror film themed in the age of social distancing and virus awareness. The film makes itself different from the rest by attaching all strings while taking place in April 2020. Due to the theme of the social distancing era, face masks and quarantines play a really important role in the film set by strongly implanting themselves as a period piece during one of the most life-changing times in recent memory.

Who is in the Star cast of the Pandemic Horror Film ‘Sick’?

The star cast of the pandemic horror film “Sick” includes Gideon Adlon as Parker, Bethlehem Million as Miri, Marc Menchaca as Jason, Dylan Sprayberry as DJ, Jane Adams as Pamela, Charla Bocchicchio as Parker’s mom, Logan Murphy as Benji, and Duane Stephens as Mr. Lyons.

The movie was co-written by Katelyn Crabb and Kevin Williamson, who is best known for being the writer of iconic films like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer. The film was directed by popular director John Hyams, and it premiered at TIFF and was later screened at Fantastic Fest, in Philadelphia, Chicago, and Oldenburg.

When is the release of the Pandemic Horror Film ‘Sick’?

Peacock’s pandemic-based horror film “Sick” was initially premiered in 2022. Toronto Film Festival and the Fantastic Fest The movie was a huge hit at both festivals, but it is still going to skip theaters and will be released on Peacock’s streaming service. The pandemic horror film will be streaming online starting Friday, January 13, 2023, and all fans of the horror genre are really curious to watch the movie after the exciting trailer.

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More about the Trailer

In the opening moments of the trailer, we get a brief glimpse at what’s about to happen: a good sunny day on a lake is upended as night falls, and a figure shrouded in darkness pursues a fleeing trio. A knife flash, a panicked face, and a ramp-up of intense music lead to the movie’s title card.

Following this, we see a pair of women, who are Parker and Miri, both excitedly packing for a springtime trip. As the two reach their destination, a luxurious cabin in the middle of the woods, they enjoy a fun day of winding down. Frozen pizzas and a quick swim start a relaxing time for them away from the troubles of the world. The first night of their trip arrives, and an unexpected visitor makes their first appearance, who appears to be an old friend, DJ. He stops with them to join the duo, questioning their intentions of quarantining alone. The trio makes the most of their time by partying, as DJ goes outside to grab something from his car. In leaving the cabin door open, however, a stiff, shadowy figure wanders inside.

Looking at Sick’s trailer, the movie looks to be a slasher that takes advantage of its unique setting in multiple ways. If the film retains even half of the effort put into its trailer, we can expect a really solid start to Peacock’s video streaming service by mid-January.

What people are saying on Twitter?

As soon as the video streaming service released the trailer of the pandemic horror film “Sick,” netizens have been excited about the release of the film and are talking about it across different social media platforms. 

Following the trailer release of Peacock’s pandemic horror film “Sick,” podcaster Josh At The Movies shared a tweet on his official Twitter handle, @PoisonKeyblade. It reads, “Horror in 2023 is already off to a great start. “Sick” is a fantastic modern slasher that holds up a mirror to the carelessness of youth. As many other people have already said, it’s like a long chase scene in the best way possible. Another great horror gem from Kevin Williamson!”