[BD Review] Nothing New to be Seen in 'The Demented'

To quote a famous TV duo from the 90s, “Nobody has any balls anymore.”

Okay, while that may not be entirely true, it does feel like a lot of directors, both indie and established, don’t exactly take many risks when it comes to certain projects. Too often nowadays it seems like every other film derives it’s plot from genre clichés that when piled up, make the film look, well, derivative and tired. With The Demented, writer/director Christopher Roosevelt enlisted the help of Steven Monroe (director of the I Spit On Your Grave remake and it’s sequel) to hopefully inject some fresh ideas into a film that boils down to the old “college kids traveling together to a remote locale for the weekend” trope.

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The Demented

Six college friends meet up for a carefree weekend that turns deadly. A terrorist attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms, only far more severe. Several of those infected attack the estate where the friends have been vacationing. Can they survive? Where will they hide? Is anyone left? Will we ever get our fill of these flesh eating zombie fiends?

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[Exclusive] Clip From 'The Demented' Chokes Out A Zombie In A Grocery Store

On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and DVD and we;ve got an exclusive clip that “From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented is a terrifying excursion into a plague-infected world…where one moment off guard is all that keeps us from becoming them.”

With a hot cast including Sarah Butler (I Spit On Your Grave), Brittney Alger (21 Jump Street), Kayla Ewell (“The Vampire Diaries”), Richard Kohnke (“The Carrie Diaries”) and Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga Franchise), The Demented will have you on the edge of your seat until the very last frame! SRP for the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack is $29.99 and $24.98 for the DVD. Pre-book is July 3rd.

“The Demented follows six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms…with devastating consequences. Ravenous and fast, the infected townspeople turn their sights on the vacation home where the friends are gathered…and are now barricaded. How long can they hide? Even with the infected “sleeping” in the streets, can they make their escape? If so, to what?

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Anchor Bay Dates 'The Demented' For Home Video

Horror films often take their cue from daily newspaper headlines, feeding on the all-too-real fears of the everyday world. Like the best science fiction, sometimes horror lies just around the corner or beyond the bend of what we know. On July 30th, Anchor Bay Films unleashes the biological warfare thriller The Demented on Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and DVD. From the creative minds behind I Spit On Your Grave and A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Demented is a terrifying excursion into a plague-infected world…where one moment off guard is all that keeps us from becoming them.

“The Demented follows six college friends as they meet up for a carefree weekend in a beautiful rural home. A terrorist missile attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms…with devastating consequences. Ravenous and fast, the infected townspeople turn their sights on the vacation home where the friends are gathered…and are now barricaded. How long can they hide? Even with the infected “sleeping” in the streets, can they make their escape? If so, to what?

Sarah Butler (I Spit On Your Grave), Brittney Alger (21 Jump Street), Kayla Ewell (“The Vampire Diaries”), Richard Kohnke (“The Carrie Diaries”) and Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga Franchise) all star. READ MORE

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First Look At Zombie Indie 'The Demented' Crawls In

Being sold at next month’s Cannes market is The Demented, a new zombie film from director Christopher Roosevelt.

We landed the first batch of hi-res still from the indie starring I Spit on Your Grave‘s Sarah Butler, as well as Kayla Noelle Ewell, Michael Alan Welch, Ashlee Brian, Brittney Alger, and Richard Kohnke.

A group of friends is confronted by victims of a terrorist missile strike, which has unleashed a virus and turned them into rabid, rage infused demented creatures.READ MORE

Anchor Bay Gets 'Demented' For Zombie Genre

Anchor Bay Films has acquired English speaking terrritorial rights to The Demented, and has added the thriller to its 2013 slate. Produced by Zero Gravity Management and ChickFlicks, The Demented is another zombie-fest, populated by young genre fixtures that include I Spit On Your Grave‘s Sarah Butler, Michael Welch (Twilight Saga), Kayla Ewell (“Vampire Diaries”), Brittney Alger (21 Jump Street) and Richard Kohnke (Mighty Fine). We exclusively broke the news on the film back in May.

The script was penned by writer/director Chris Roosevelt. Filming just wrapped in Louisiana.

In the film, “Six college friends meet up for a carefree weekend that turns deadly. A terrorist attack in a nearby town infects much of the townspeople with a deadly virus that induces rabies-like symptoms, only far more severe. Several of those infected attack the estate where the friends have been vacationing. Can they survive? Where will they hide? Is anyone left? Will we ever get our fill of these flesh eating zombie fiends?