"I don't think you understand what it means to be a Stone. It's not just a name." A young man is forced into a violent life by his sadistic family in Frederick Cipoletti's Desolate, and ahead of the movie's release this July from Uncork'd Entertainment, we've been provided with an exclusive clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

A young man experiences a brutal family initiation in our exclusive clip from Desolate below. Keep an eye out for Desolate when it's released in theaters and VOD on cable beginning July 12th, and read on for the film's official synopsis:

"While trying to survive the worst drought in history, a family of farmers force their youngest brother down a path of crime and violence in order to survive. Betrayed by his brother after a robbery gone wrong, Billy is left for dead in an unfamiliar land. He must do whatever it takes to survive, endure and seek the revenge he deserves.

DESOLATE stars Will Brittain (Everybody Wants Some, A Teacher), Callan Mulvey (Marvel Universe, Too Old To Die Young) and Tyson Ritter (Gloria Bell, Preacher). The film was written by Frederick Cipoletti and Jonathan Rosenthal and directed by Cipoletti.

Uncork’d Entertainment will release the action film DESOLATE in a multi-city theatrical release with markets including LA, Atlanta, Boston, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco among others on July 12. The film will also be made available on digital platforms such as iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox, Fandango Now, Dish Network and through local cable providers on July 12. The film has a running time of 88 minutes and will not be rated by the MPAA."

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