– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is almost upon us. The latest film centered on human oddities from visionary director Tim Burton stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Rupert Everett, Terence Stamp, Ella Purnell, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Snapchat is now getting in on the fun of promoting thefilm, with some peculiar features added to the app.

Here’s an excerpt from the press release from Snapchat about this special promotion they have going on for Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children:

“Miss Peregine’s Home For Peculiar Children has released four original ‘Snap to Unlock’ Snapchat filers designed by Tim Burton himself!  Users can unlock these special filters using special Snapcodes which can be found online, on select TV commercials, and at a special real-world location at the Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Marc Jacobs window at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store at 50th St. and Fifth Ave. in NYC! 

In addition to releasing the Tim Burton designed filters, Snapchat is peculiarizing 5 of their most popular lenses! For the first time, users can unlock a peculiar version of their favorite lens by using a facial trigger.”

From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

It’s interesting that they note that Burton designed these Snapchat filters himself. Not sure we ever expected “Snapchat Filters” to end up on his illustrious resumé.

Miss Peregine’s Home For Peculiar Children arrives in theaters this Friday!


Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.