In her Toronto After Dark review, Lindsay Traves called Here for Blood a "fun as hell genre bender by way of The Evil Dead, The Purge, and They Live." If you missed it on the festival circuit, the new horror comedy from director Daniel Turres and writer James Roberts is heading to select theaters, digital, and SCREAMBOX on February 9th, and we have a look at the official trailer that pits a pro-wrestler-turned-babysitter against masked home invaders.
Below, you can check out the official Here for Blood trailer and key art. As someone who is a big fan of Shawn Roberts' performance as Tony in George A. Romero's Diary of the Dead and his portrayal of Albert Wesker in multiple Resident Evil movies, I'm excited to see him deliver a blood-splattered smackdown in this film!
Press Release: A gory throwback to video store staples of the '80s and '90s, SCREAMBOX Original wrestling-fueled horror-comedy Here for Blood will invade select theaters, digital, and SCREAMBOX on February 9.
Struggling to make ends meet, a rowdy pro wrestler agrees to babysit a precocious 10-year-old girl. What starts off as a laid-back night of junk food and video games quickly spirals into bloody chaos as the secluded home is invaded by a cult of mask-wearing maniacs.
The Resident Evil franchise’s Shawn Roberts stars as the besieged babysitter, while Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider lends his legendary voice to a decapitated skull. Maya Misaljevic (The Boys), Joelle Farrow, Tara Spencer-Nairn, and Michael Therriault (Chucky) co-star.
Directed by Daniel Turres and written by James Roberts, Here for Blood body-slammed audiences on the festival circuit. It won six awards at its Toronto After Dark premiere, including "Best Film to Watch with a Crowd," and went on to play FrightFest (Glasgow and London), IFI Horrorthon (Ireland), and Ramaskrik (Norway).
Currently holding an 88% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie was praised by Film Threat as “a heart-pounding roundhouse punch of a good time.” Daily Dead called it a "fun-as-hell genre bender," and Starburst Magazine commended it as "an entertaining, splatter-filled romp that slams above its weight."
“Here for Blood is the kind of movie weekends were made for, whether you want to see it on the big screen or in the comfort of your own home,” says Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cineverse. “Step into the shadows of nostalgia with effects so practically perfect that fans of '90s horror are going to think they’ve died and gone to Blockbuster."
Here for Blood is the latest SCREAMBOX Original to grace the big screen, joining such cult classics as Onyx the Fortuitous and the Talisman of Souls, The Outwaters, and Terrifier 2.
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