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LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales is the Star Wars Halloween Special we’ve waited years for…

August 9th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Remember when the only Star Wars horror was the rather superb novel Star Wars: Death Troopers, below? Well, we’re about to get a full-on Halloween special set in that galaxy far, far away… but don’t get too excited, it’s a LEGO Star Wars movie.

Disney+ has revealed the poster for LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales which hits the streaming service on October 1st, just in time for Halloween and will feature characters from the Dark Side of the Force getting up to all sorts of unholy nonsense.

Here’s the official synopsis:

After the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt. The crime boss has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.

The voice cast includes Jake Green as Poe Dameron; Raphael Alejandro as Dean; Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt; Tony Hale as Vaneé; Christian Slater as Ren; Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine; and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8. David Shayne serves as writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Jason Cosler are executive producers. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales was produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.

While I don’t include any of the LEGO Star War stuff to be anywhere near canon (except the Freemaker Adventures which was brilliant and fitted into the story we know and love), I do like the idea of a Star Wars Halloween Special… although, I think Star Wars could easily lend itself to a horror adventure just as much as a rom-com or anything else… there’s a billion stories in the Star Wars universe, let’s just hope that someday someone has the stones to make a movie like Death troopers… I’d queue all night for that!


LEGO Star Wars: Terrifying Tales hits Disney+ on Octobor 1st

Source: Star Wars

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….