Tommy Chong Wants to Write a 'Cheech and Chong' Horror Movie
"It's a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it"
Published Jan 24, 2020Tommy Chong recently appeared in Richard Stanley's Color Out of Space, and in spite of his legacy as one half of Cheech and Chong, the Canadian has expressed interest in bringing the iconic stoner comedy duo into the world of horror film.
In conversation with MovieWeb, Chong revealed that he has been angling to write a horror film starring himself and longtime comedy partner Cheech Marin.
"Every comedy team before they broke up, they always had a horror movie," Chong explained. "Abbott and Costello Halloween. Abbott and Costello meet the monster. Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, they had one. Everybody has a horror movie. So I always wanted to do a horror movie."
Chong added, "We did [2010's Cheech and Chong's Hey Watch This!] and I wanted to make that a horror movie but I didn't have the clout that I once had with Cheech, so I couldn't talk him into it. It's a nice genre to play with, you can have a lot of fun with it. Like Get Out, I like that approach to it."
Unfortunately for those already dreaming of how a Cheech and Chong horror film would play out, Chong noted, "I doubt it will get made. Right now my agent and I are working on a lot of things. But mainly, I'm working on staying warm, staying comfortable and high."
Color Out of Space arrives in theatres today, while its soundtrack has also arrived via Milan Records. Read our review of the film.