Earlier this year Rooster Teeth’s live-action, comedy-horror, Blood Fest premiered at SXSW. The movie follows a group of teens as they get a lot more than they bargained for when attending a festival for horror super-fans. The horror is real and they must use their knowledge of horror movie clichés to survive.
With the release of the trailer, it has been announced that you can catch this film in cinemas from August. Watch it below:
Slash Film reports that CEO and co-founder of Rooster Teeth, Matt Hullum, had this to say about the release:
“After premiering at SXSW and playing for festival crowds around the world, we are thrilled to finally be able to share Blood Fest with our community and horror fans everywhere,” said Matt Hullum, Rooster Teeth co-founder and CEO. “It still gives me chills to see our films on the big screen, and I can’t wait for everyone to be able to see it.”
The first screening will be at RTX in Austin on the first weekend in August. Following this, Blood Fest will open with a one-night fathom event in over 600 theaters in the US on August 14th. You can purchase tickets from June 29th at participating box offices or by visiting FathomEvents. Cinedigm will then release the movie in cinemas and on cable, digital and satellite on August 31st. DVD release is scheduled for October 2nd.
Blood Fest stars Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon, Barbara Dunkelman and Tate Donovan with a cameo by Zachary Levi. The movie is written and directed by Owen Egerton. Below is the official synopsis for Blood Fest:
“Hailed by critics and fans as “an already wild party where someone has spiked the punch” (Kimberley Elizabeth, Nightmare on Film Street), Blood Fest follows fans who flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman (Egerton) behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As festival attendees start dying off, three teenagers (Kay, Gabriel, Batalon) more schooled in horror-film clichés than practical knowledge about neutralizing psycho killers must band together and battle through various madmen and monstrosities to survive.”
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