A sunflower farm is home to unimaginable horrors at the hands of a serial killing comic book lover in Artik, the feature film debut from Tom Botchii. Ahead of the movie's world premiere at Popcorn Frights Film Festival, we've been provided with the film's official trailer and key art to share with Daily Dead readers.

Following its world premiere at Popcorn Frights in Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, August 11th at 3:00pm EST, Artik will be released in theaters on September 6th and on VOD and Blu-ray beginning September 10th from Epic Pictures and DREAD.

Daily Dead is thrilled to attend and be one of the media sponsors of this year's Popcorn Frights Film Festival! In case you missed it, check here to catch up on our previous coverage of the festival, and visit their website for additional details on all of the movies that will be screened, including the world premiere of Artik.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA, August 5, 2019 – Epic Pictures and DREAD are thrilled to release the key art and brand new trailer for Tom Botchii's feature feature debut, ARTIK, which world premieres at Popcorn Frights Film Fest this week and releases in US theatres September 6th, and on VOD/Blu-ray on September 10th! The ominously luminous art comes from celebrated sci-fi and fantasy artist Christopher Shy, who's credits include the iconic poster design for Panos Cosmatos' MANDY.

A comic book obsessed serial killer teaches his son how to get away with a series of brutal murders until the boy befriends a mysterious man who threatens to expose everything.

ARTIK is the feature debut from Tom Botchii and stars Chase Williamson (John Dies at the EndBeyond The Gates), Lauren Ashely Carter (Jug FaceImitation Girl), Matt Mercer (Contracted), Gavin White (Black-ish, 14 Cameras) and Jerry G Angelo (7 Faces of Jack the Ripper). The film is produced by Angelo, Botchii, in addition to Kodi Saint Angelo and Erik Bernard.

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