AFTER DARK’s ‘8 Films To Die For’ Gets Gruesome And Gory with BASTARD

afterdarkAfter Dark’s “8 Films To Die For” has given genre fans quite a few titles over the years to latch onto, with films like BORDERLAND, THE GRAVEDANCERS, and quite a few others that offered something fresh and exciting to the annual 8-film theatrical experience. This year, the lineup is filled with films like RE-KILL, MURDER IN THE DARK, THE WICKED WITHIN, LUMBERJACK MAN, SUSPENSION, the Hank Braxton-helmed killer Polar Bear film UNNATURAL and now the “7th Film to Die For”, BASTARD, has been announced, adding to the onslaught of horror hitting theaters on October 16th.

A slasher throwback filled with enough gore and slashing to make Jason Voorhees blush, BASTARD aims to scare the living hell out of you fright fanatics, all while paying homage to the days of Tom Savini’s FX and according to the press release, “Jamie Lee Curtis’ lungs”.BASTARD One Sheet

“Bastard is a labor of horror love crafted on a budget of blood, sweat, and visceral synth score,” says directors Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young, “Shot under the influence of Tom Savini and Jamie Lee Curtis’ lungs, Bastard hearkens back to a time when people couldn’t complain about the state of horror. Our approach was not to spoof or make fun of these old slashers, but rather embrace the mindset of how these films were made, and make our story with the same technique and passion. We wanted to give our fellow horror lovers the 80’s cult flick they never got to see in theaters – the one that inspires them to go out and make their own. Because that’s what films like Halloween, My Bloody Valentine, and Zombi have done for us.”

Synopsis: Five strangers – newlywed serial killers, a suicidal cop, and two runaways – become suspect and victim when a masked murderer makes its presence known in an isolated mountain town.

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