One of the hottest genre titles you’ve never heard of is Lowlife, which not only the Fantasia Film Festival this past July, but also the Frightfest in London, and Cinepocalypse in Chicago where IFC Midnight acquired the film for release next March.
The lives of an addict, a Luchador, a cartel organ smuggler, and an ex-con collide in this wildly original crime/drama/blacker-than-black comedy/thriller that’s as informed by Mexican subcultures as it is by American cinema, explains Fantasia about the insane film starring Nicki Micheaux, Santana Dempsey, Ricardo Adam Zarate, and Jon Oswald.
“A ferocious feature debut by Ryan Prows, Lowlife is one of the most gobsmacking crime film discoveries that we’ve come across in years,” added the site. “Beg, cheat, or steal to be at our World Premiere and witness the birth of an unforgettable instant classic.”
Kalyn reviewed the film out of Fantasia, calling it “gripping, calculated, and hugely impactful.”
Here’s the first trailer that’s absolutely bonkers, channeling the best of Tarantino’s pulp revolution, while also delivering the bloody goods for the horror hounds. Deadline first reported the news.