When a military base in Colombia goes silent, the nine soldiers sent to find out what happened expect the worst, but their idea of "worst" could never amount to the blood-drenched horror and psychological torment that awaits them. Continuing to distribute contemporary horror as well as beloved retro films, Scream Factory is bringing 2011's The Squad to Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

A Colombian film that debuted in 2011, the home media release of The Squad will come out on October 21st. Special features will consist of the original theatrical trailer and a "Behind The Squad (making of)" featurette.

Written and directed by Jaime Osorio Marquez, The Squad stars Juan Pablo Barragán, Alejandro Aguilar, and Mauricio Navas. For those unfamiliar with the film, we have the official synopsis, a look at the cover art (via Scream Factory), and the official trailer:

Los Angeles, CA – "The horror curators at Scream Factory have announced an October 21 Blu-ray and DVD release of The Squad.

All contact with a military base high in the desolate wastelands of Colombia has been lost. The authorities – believing the base to have fallen to a terrorist attack – send a nine-man squad to investigate. When they arrive, the men discover a shocking scene of carnage and only one survivor: a mute woman in chains.

Gradually the isolation, the inability to communicate with the outside world and the impossibility of escape begin to undermine the sanity of the soldiers. They start to question the identity of their enemy and the true nature of the strange, silent woman. Is she a terrorist? A victim? Or something more sinister? Something supernatural? Paranoia takes root. Prisoners of fear and the terrible secret they share, the men abandon their humanity and turn savagely on one another.

Special Features:

  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Behind The Squad (making of)

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS HD Master Audio /2011/100 minutes/Not Rated"


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