While the UK is going to join the cult of The Void in theaters on March 31st and on VOD platforms April 24th, Bloody Disgusting was able to exclusively learn that U.S. audiences will be able to see this effects heavy splatterfest on April 7, 2017 through Screen Media Films.
The Void, which I called “a dark, demented, and disgusting horror film that’s going to live among the greatest body horror films of all time,” made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest earlier this year, followed by additional festival screenings at the London Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, and Abertoir Horror Festival. Here’s my review.
The film is an homage to classic John Carpenter films, which is blissfully teased in this absolutely insane first trailer. There’s a mess of practical effects work that liken to The Thing, while also giving off an Assault on Precinct 13 vibe.
In ‘The Void’, officer Daniel Carter (Aaron Poole) happens upon a blood-soaked figure limping down a deserted stretch of road while he’s in the middle of a routine patrol. He rushes the young man to a nearby rural hospital staffed by a skeleton crew, only to discover that patients and personnel are transforming into something inhuman. As the horror intensifies, Carter leads the other survivors on a hellish voyage into the subterranean depths of the hospital in a desperate bid to end the nightmare before it’s too late.
Written and directed by Jeremy Gillespie and Steven Kostanski of Astron-6, and starring Aaron Poole, Ellen Wong, Kathleen Munroe, Stephanie Belding, and Kenneth Welsh, The Void is a must see for hardcore horror fans that we’re going to talk a lot about later this year.
Here’s a brand new poster!
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