Summer festival fans will be tearing off their wristbands in terror when horror-comedy Blood Fest takes over their screens this August. Starring Robbie Kay (Peter Pan in Once Upon a Time, Hannibal Rising), Seychelle Gabriel (The Spirit, Falling Skies, Weeds), Jacob Batalon (Avengers: Infinity War, Spiderman: Homecoming), and Rooster Teeth’s own Barbara Dunkelman (RWBY) with Tate Donovan (Manchester by the Sea, Argo) and featuring a to-die-for cameo by Zachary Levi (Thor: Ragnarok, TV’s Chuck), the film is written and directed by Owen Egerton (Follow, author of the novel The Book of Harold, the Illegitimate Son of God).
Following a screening at RTX Austin the first weekend in August, Blood Fest will terrify cinema audiences with a special one-night Fathom event in more than 600 movie theaters across the U.S. on Tuesday, August 14. Longtime distribution partner Cinedigm will then release the film in theaters and on digital, cable and satellite platforms on August 31st. The film will also be made available on Blu-ray+DVD combo pack from Cinedigm starting October 2nd.
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.