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’80s Throwback “Lost After Dark” Bringing Retro Horror Home With September DVD/BluRay Release

It’s a royal pain in the ass to get a good retro horror film to genre fans these days. Every film and their mother’s are trying to stamp a “Throwback to..” onto their poster, hoping to bring some sense of nostalgia to the table, and more times than not, they fail at doing so. Enter LOST AFTER DARK. The feature debut from writer/director Ian Kessner has had quite a few great things to say about it, from Sean Decker (not sure if it was pre or post haircut, but he’s cool either way), Fred Topel and others. When horror critics say that this is FINALLY a throwback film that does it right, then hell, that’s good enough to entice me to giving it a shot. Giving it a shot is just what distributor Anchor Bay wants you to do, with their upcoming DVD/Bluray release date of September 1st. Practical effects, a poppy electronic soundtrack…count me in. Oh and did I mentioned ROBERT PATRICK?!
 
Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

 

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’80s Throwback “Lost After Dark” Scores Release Date

The 1980s set horror film Lost After Dark has been dated for release by Anchor Bay Entertainment. Head inside for details and the full announcement!

 

Lost After Dark will be landing on DVD and Blu-ray on September 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Fans of ’80s horror should definitely have this one on their radar. Stay tuned to the site for more details on this one as they are announced.

 

Lost After Dark is co-written by Ian Kessner and Bo Ransdell. Kessner directs. The film stars Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn), Eve Harlow (The 100), Stephan James (Selma), Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2), Elise Gatien (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), Alexander Calvert (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow), and David Lipper (Black Widower).

 

“Spring Ball, 1984.  Adrienne (Kendra Timmins), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem.  The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road.  They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help.  Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?”

 

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Anchor Bay to Release 80s-Set Slasher “Lost After Dark”

We just can’t get enough of our 80s slashers, can we? Seems like a few times every month we hear news of a horror movie claiming to be a “throwback” to that beloved era. The latest is LOST AFTER DARK, which in a press release touts “visceral, old-school prosthetic kills, and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat.” Guess that’s about as 80s as it gets! The flick is getting a September home video release from Anchor Bay and we’ve got two stills to share.

 

Also boasting it’s a “loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen,” LOST AFTER DARK stars Kendra Timmins, Justin Kelly, Mark Wiebe and Robert Patrick. It also features cameos from Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Rick Rosenthal (Director of Halloween II & Halloween: Resurrection).

 

Spring Ball, 1984.  Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem.  The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road.  They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help.  Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

 

LOST AFTER DARK was written and directed by first-timer Ian Kessner; it hits DVD and Blu-ray September 1st.

 

 

Anchor Bay Heads Back to the 80s with Retro Slasher “Lost After Dark”

There’s no sub-genre of horror that’s more universally loved by fans than the slasher movie, with the films from the 80s being a particular favorite. Many modern horror movies have tried to replicate the style of the era with varying degrees of success, and Lost After Dark is the latest to take inspiration from that oh-so-glorious decade. Read on for details!

 

From the Press Release:
If you thought the 80s were dead — think again! On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. The exciting directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, Lost After Dark proudly features visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat. So throw on a pair of acid wash jeans and go full-on tubular with Lost After Dark!

 

Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins; Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush, Sean (Justin Kelly; Maps to the Stars, Big Muddy), and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe; Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

 

Produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and co-written by Bo Ransdell, Lost After Dark features Robert Patrick (Terminator 2, “From Dusk Till Dawn”), Eve Harlow (“The 100″), Stephan James (Selma), Jesse Camacho (Kick-Ass 2), Elise Gatien (Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days), Alexander Calvert (Lost Boys: The Tribe), Lanie McAuley (Scarecrow), and David Lipper (Black Widower) as well as fun cameos from Sarah Fisher (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”) and Rick Rosenthal (director of Halloween II & Halloween: Resurrection).

 

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