Halloween is upon us, and whether or not we can go out safely to trick-or-treat, there will be a point in time during the day where we will be at home. So if parents choose to forgo the annual candy gathering festivies, and stay at home, maybe they can watch the latest Netflix and Adam Sandler collaboration, Hubie Halloween.
The streaming giant released the first trailer for the upcoming Halloween comedy that sees Sandler reunite with his Happy Gilmore co-star Julie Bowen. In the film, Sandler plays Hubie Dubois, the town loser who is constantly on patrol and reporting the most minor infractions to the local PD. But when strange things start happening, and Hubie’s calls are ignored, it is up to the title character to put a stop to it.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for Hubie Halloween:
Hubie Dubois (Adam Sandler) thanklessly spends every Halloween making sure the residents of his hometown, Salem, celebrate safely and play by the rules. But this year, an escaped criminal and a mysterious new neighbor have Hubie on high alert. When people start disappearing, it’s up to Hubie to convince the police (Kevin James, Kenan Thompson) and townsfolk that the monsters are real, and only he can stop them. Hubie Halloween is a hilarious family film about an unlikely hero with an all-star cast including Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, Noah Schnapp, Steve Buscemi and Maya Rudolph, produced by Happy Madison.
And given that this is a Sandler comedy, there is an ensemble cast that is comprised of Sandler regulars and some newcomers as well. It stars Kevin James and Rob Schneider, but also Julie Bowen, Ray Liotta, June Squibb, Kenan Thompson, Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Chiklis, Tim Meadows, Karan Brar, George Wallace, Noah Schnapp, Paris Berelc, China Anne McClain, Ben Stiller, Steve Buscemi, and Maya Rudolph.
Steven Brill directs using a script written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy.
Yeah, sure this is obviously a family comedy that’s filled with all sorts of physical humor and low-hanging fruit jokes. But maybe it could be fun. Then again, it is another Happy Madison production film.
Netflix will release Hubie Halloween on October 7, 2020. Just in time for Halloween. If there is going to be one.