'Supernatural' season 14 spoilers: Take a look at the new photos from the '80s slasher movies homage episode
'Supernatural' has always been big on Halloween episodes and this one hopefully won't disappoint. Expect gore, blood and Dean in a checkered blazer looking angry and confused.
What's better than watching Sam and Dean doing some slasher movie stunts on Halloween? That's right, nothing. For this super spooky day of the year, the 'Supernatural' duo will be fighting some toys gone psycho. CW has released new photos of the episode named 'Mint Condition' and they only heighten the anticipation. Blood, gore and our handsome as hell Winchesters - what's not to like? This is the fourth episode in its current fourteenth season. 'Supernatural' has always been big on Halloween episodes and this one hopefully won't disappoint.
The official synopsis reads that the brothers, this time, get caught in the crossfires when they are in town looking for a case. "Dean (Jensen Ackles) continues to struggle. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) must think fast when action figures come to life, and our heroes find themselves living in a real-life horror movie," it says. While the little non-evil looking ones are fine, trouble brews when a gruesome character called the Hatchet Man comes to life.
The photos for 'Mint Condition' feature a confused and angry Dean fighting an ungodly creature as it tries to choke him to death. The Hatchet Man has an ax or two to grind (literally) and can be seen coming at Dean as he stops them with a toy chicken head. The episode is a clear inspiration from the '80s slasher films, especially the villain. The mask looks boiled and blistered with jail-like grills for teeth.
Showrunner Andrew Dabb had mentioned some gore coming our way on Halloween earlier this year, speaking to TVLine. "Sam and Dean and our whole crew get involved in our homage to ’80s slasher movies," he had said, "We’ve got some really cool gory stuff planned for that." It is unclear if Dean will still be possessed by Michael for this episode since this does seem like a break from the main story. "The hardest thing about a show like this, sometimes, is every year, you have to create the new Big Bad. You have to build that character. You have to build that actor to find a comfort level with the show and everything else. With Jensen playing Michael, there’s none of that.
"This is an actor who everyone loves, who knows exactly what the show is, who knows exactly who he is, who knows exactly [and] very smartly how to approach this character. So it’s really given us, like instantly, a great bad guy, which is kind of obvious, but it’s something where you’re like, 'Oh, wow, that’s really, really cool,'" Dabb had said a previous interview. "But it’s also exciting [for] Jensen and us [to have] the opportunity to play around with this new character. It gives some other characters a bit of breathing room in terms of Castiel and Jack, and Mary and Bobby."
This episode is directed by Amyn Kaderali and written by Davy Perez. 'Supernatural' airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW.