This breakout horror comedy centers around a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only person Bart can turn to for answers is his best friend Joey (Wylde), and before long the two pals have surmised that the blood is the life. In order to survive, Bart requires a steady supply of it. Convinced that no one will miss the drug dealers and killers who have transformed LA into a swirling cesspool of crime and vice, the two friends decide to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets while collecting the precious blood needed to keep poor Bart from withering away into dust!
The days may seem at their darkest, but still, you must not give in to fear. Whether the knife is against your throat, or the rapist is about to enter, you must not give up hope. You have one last chance in Hell. And do not be surprised when that moment arrives in the form of the undead. Not a zombie, or a vampire – but a revenant. The Revenant.
Originally running the festival circuits thru 2009, this multi-award winning horror comedy took years to get on the shelf. Regardless of that process of decision making, we have, bestowed upon us now, The Revenant, from special effects artist gone director, D. Kerry Prior. And while I am not a fan of the horror comedy in general, this film pierces a direct tap into the funny bone, and feeds off it relentlessly. READ MORE
Years after premiering at Screamfest LA The Revenant finally arrives on DVD, Digital Download and On Demand September 18 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment, following a limited theatrical release from Lightning Entertainment rolling out on August 24th. With the announcement comes the first ever trailer, which we’ve added below. The movie is pretty slick, what are your thoughts on the trailer?
“The breakout film centers on a fallen soldier who somehow finds he has joined the ranks of the living dead. Bart Gregory (Anders) has just recently been laid to rest – so why is he still up and walking around? The only way he can keep himself from diminishing to dust is to supply himself with a constant supply of fresh blood. He quickly decides to do law enforcement a favor by cleaning up the streets.”
Winner of the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor and Audience Choice at the 2009 New York City Horror Film Festival, this hilarious thriller stars David Anders (TV’s “The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (Joe Dirt).Loaded with special features including two audio commentaries; one with director Kerry Prior and the other with cast members David Anders and Chris Wylde, a “making of” featurette, deleted scenes and a photo gallery, The Revenant DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $26.98.
Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based independent distribution company Paladin to handle the theatrical release of the fantastic award-winning horror comedy The Revenant.
Paladin plans to release the film theatrically in August in an initial 10 markets. That same day, the film will be available as a premium V.O.D., as part of an event driven day-and-date Ultra VOD bow through Lightning’s distribution arm, Lightning Media. No exact date is set (why not announce this when you have a date, no?)
A horror comedy in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland, “‘The Revenant’ tells the story of a soldier and his slacker best friend who become zombies, and then use their newfound powers to become vigilante crime fighters with hilariously mixed results when their adventures become more complicated and bloody than expected.”
The DVD will be released through Lionsgate under Lightning Media’s on-going partnership with the company.
Starring David Anders (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Chris Wylde (The Ten), The Revenant is written and directed by acclaimed visual effects expert D. Kerry Prior (Phantasm). READ MORE
From co-writer/producer/director Donald P. Borchers comes the resurrection of the most unholy shocker of all: It’s 1975, and a young married couple – Vietnam vet Burt (David Anders of ALIAS and HEROES) and preacher’s daughter Vicki (Kandyse McClure of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) – are driving cross-country straight into the heartland of Hell. Here in Gatlin, Nebraska, the town’s bloodthirsty children – led by the boy preacher Isaac and his teen enforcer Malachai – have slaughtered all adults by command of He Who Walks Behind The Rows. Now two new Outlanders have arrived…and The Time Of Sacrifice is at hand. Preston Bailey (DEXTER) and Daniel Newman co-star in this brutal and chilling re-imagining of King’s infamous tale, featuring graphic footage not seen in the Syfy Channel broadcast.
Starring Monica Keena (Freddy Vs. Jason, “Entourage”), David Anders (“Alias”) and veteran horror actor Tim Thomerson (Trancers, Dollman), Left In Darkness illuminates the story of Celia (Keena), a troubled girl whose tortured past places her in spiritual and physical limbo. Her mother died in childbirth, and she always felt responsible for the tragedy. When her father disappeared, her grandparents raised her. As she got older, her sense of guilt grew deeper. And on the night of her 21st birthday, Celia is drugged, raped and dies of an accidental overdose at a wild college frat party. But for her, it’s just the beginning: Trapped in a netherworld between sanctuary and damnation, Celia must now battle the demons – including hordes of horrific Soul Eaters – that prowl the Afterlife. Is the spirit of her recently deceased grandfather (Thomerson) trying to lure her to an eternity of suffering? Can her guardian angel (Anders) safely lead her to the other side? Is there any way to go towards the light when your soul is Left In Darkness?