This weekend, producer James Gunn and director David Yarovesky’s Brightburn hits theaters, looking at the Superman myth under a cracked microscope, asking what would happen if a Man of Steel-type character went morally awry. Mixing superheroic and horror storytelling, Brightburn’s final trailer gives viewers the rundown of the descent of Brandon, the alien baby Elizabeth Banks and David Denman’s Kansas couple finds and raises, into madness and sadism.

Gunn, Yarovesky, and the writers—Gunn’s brother and cousin—seem to do a good job at blending the tropes we generally associate with superhero and horror films. And always bet on Banks and Denman to turn in phenomenal performances. Will Brandon’s parents be able to lead their wayward superpowered monster back on the path of righteousness? We’ll see when Brightburn debuts this weekend.

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Jed W. Keith is managing editor for FreakSugar and has been a writer with the site since its start in 2014. He’s a pop culture writer, social media coordinator, PR writer, and technical and educational writer for a variety of companies and organizations. Currently, Jed writes for FreakSugar, coordinates social media for Rocketship Entertainment and GT Races, and writes press copy and pop culture articles for a variety of companies and outlets. His work can also be seen in press releases for the Master Musicians Festival, a Kentucky event that drawn acts such as Willie Nelson, the Counting Crows, Steve Earle, and Wynona Judd. His work was featured in the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con convention book for his interview with comic creator Mike Mignola about the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of Hellboy. Jed also does his best to educate the next generation of pop culture enthusiasts, teaching social studies classes--including History Through Film--to high school students.