By MICHAEL GINGOLD
A gathering of horror devotees becomes a slaughterhouse in the horror/comedy BLOOD FEST, which has splattered viewers at a bunch of real fright festivals and has now been dated for a multi-platform release, and has a new trailer.
Written and directed by Owen Egerton, BLOOD FEST premiered at SXSW 2018 and was also showcased at the Cleveland, Fantaspoa and Edinburgh International Film Festivals. It will have a screening at RTX Austin the first weekend in August, and then a special one-night Fathom showing in more than 600 movie theaters across the U.S. on Tuesday, August 14. Tickets will be available Friday, June 29 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating box offices. Cinedigm then brings the film to select theaters and digital, cable and satellite platforms August 31, followed by a Blu-ray/DVD combo release October 2.
BLOOD FEST stars Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon (SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING), Barbara Dunkelman, Nick Rutherford, Tate Donovan and Egerton himself, with a cameo by Zachary Levi (CHUCK). The synopsis: “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.”