‘Septic Man’ Gets Digital Release Date

Septic Man

Starz Digital Media is set to release the award-winning horror film Septic Man (read our review) this summer.

The film will be available On Demand and for digital download August 12 and will have a limited theatrical run on August 15. The DVD will be available August 19.

From the creators of Monster Brawl, Exit Humanity, and 2014’s Hellmouth and Ejecta, Septic Man dazzled audiences at the 2013 Fantastic Fest where its star Jason David Brown (Exit Humanity) won “Best Actor” in a horror feature. The film also garnered a prize at Toronto After Dark 2013.

“Septic Man follows Jack, a sewage worker who is determined to uncover the cause of the town’s water contamination crisis. During his investigation, he becomes trapped underground in a septic tank and undergoes a hideous transformation. He must team up with a docile Giant and confront a murdering madman in order to escape.

Septic Man was directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl) and written by Tony Burgess (PontyPool). It co-stars Molly Dunsworth (Bunker 6, Hobo with a Shotgun) and Robert Maillet (The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones).

Septic Man

 
  • Chandler Of-Adelaide

    I hate that term “award winning”. There needs to be set criteria for a festival to hit before any awards that are given out can be counted when it comes to reviews etc.

    Ultimately, this film looks boring and from now on I’ll be wary of any film that wins awards at “Fantastic Fest”.

    • omnibot

      I’m not sure how (or, more importantly, why) you’d pan an entire festival based on how boring a trailer looks. Nonetheless, for you and those of you who don’t know: Fantastic Fest isn’t just some crap local film fest.

      “Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S.,
      specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic
      movies from all around the world. In years past we have presented the
      world premieres of THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, CITY OF EMBER,
      ZOMBIELAND, and GENTLEMEN BRONCOS, while our guest roster has included
      such talent as Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Dolph Lundgren, Jemaine Clement,
      Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon
      Favreau, George Romero, Darren Aronofsky and Mike Judge. We also feature
      world, national and regional premieres of new, up-and-coming genre
      films.”

      • Chandler Of-Adelaide

        Never heard of the festival before, my first time encountering anything to do with it is this. First impressions last. No need to be so defensive just because you’re an uber fan of the fest or work for them.

        • omnibot

          I’ve never been, myself, though I hope to attend now that I live semi-nearby. Sorry if my comment came off as defensive, but my point remains that Fantastic Fest is one of the more well-regarded film festivals in the country, especially for genre films. A lot (though I hesitate to say most) serious genre fans are familiar with it. So the idea that its awards are meaningless because it hasn’t “hit” as a festival yet doesn’t make much sense.

          • Chandler Of-Adelaide

            And I had no idea that Fantastic Fest was as big as it was. Ya just get so used to hearing “award winning” followed by the fact the award came from some festival you’ve never heard of because they’re dime a dozen nowadays that you can’t help but assume it’s just a gathering of a few people in some dude’s basement.

          • omnibot

            Haha true that. “Official Selection Palookaville County Film and Pudding Festival.”

          • Chandler Of-Adelaide

            Dammit, now I’m craving pudding. You bastard!

  • brewers_rule

    Hmmmm, smells (literally) like a Toxic Avenger homage.