WATCH: The puppets go hardcore in this filthy new comedy

The Happytime Murders. (Screengrab: YouTube/STX Entertainment)
The Happytime Murders. (Screengrab: YouTube/STX Entertainment)

Cape Town – Put the kids to bed because they shouldn’t watch this. 

This new puppet flick is zero Sesame but all street. 

The Happytime Murders is a filthy comedy set in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles where puppets and humans coexist. 

Two clashing detectives with a shared secret, one human (Melissa McCarthy) and one puppet, are forced to work together again to solve the brutal murders of the former cast of a beloved classic puppet television show.

The film - which also stars Katherine Heigl, Elizabeth Banks, and Maya Rudolph - releases in South African cinemas on 31 August 2018.

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE: (Warning: This is a restricted trailer and is not suitable for young viewers)