Back in 2006, Frankie Muniz co-starred in the video game horror movie Stay Alive, and he's returning to the genre this fall in The Black String. Starring Muniz as a man dealing with an evil infection following a one-night stand, The Black String is coming to DVD, Digital, and On Demand on September 24th via Lionsgate, and we've been provided with the trailer, cover art, and full list of special features to share with Daily Dead readers.

"Golden Globe® nominee Frankie Muniz (2002, TV’s “Malcom in the Middle,” Best Television Actor — Musical/Comedy Series) gives a chilling performance in the thrilling horror film The Black String, arriving on DVD, Digital, and On Demand September 24 from Lionsgate.

Muniz plays Jonathan, a lonely twenty-something, stuck in his hometown working night shifts at the local convenience store. When an unexpected encounter with a mysterious woman turns his life upside down, Jonathan is stricken by illness and nightmarish visions. Friends and family believe he's losing his mind, but Jonathan is convinced he's the target of something far more sinister.

This electrifying thriller was an official selection at the 2018 Austin Film Festival and will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The Black String DVD includes an audio commentary, making-of featurette, deleted scenes, and alternate takes, and will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.98.

After Jonathan (Frankie Muniz, Agent Cody Banks) hooks up with sexy Dena through a swinger’s hotline, he becomes incredibly ill. Suffering from blackouts and hallucinations, Jonathan’s life begins to fall apart. He becomes convinced that he’s the helpless victim of an evil cult that’s cursed him with deadly mystical forces beyond his control. But is this supernatural threat real or all in Jonathan’s troubled mind? This riveting horror-thriller will leave you shaken long after it’s all done.

-Audio Commentary with Director/Co-writer Brian Hanson and Producer Charles Bunce
-“String Theory: The Making of The Black String” Featurette
-Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes"

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    Raised on a steady diet of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps books and Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Derek has been fascinated with fear since he first saw ForeverWare being used on an episode of Eerie, Indiana.

    When he’s not writing about horror as the Senior News Reporter for Daily Dead, Derek can be found daydreaming about the Santa Carla Boardwalk from The Lost Boys or reading Stephen King and Brian Keene novels.

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