If you thought that '80s horror movies were dead, then this throwback to that era with the film Lost After Dark may just surprise you! Lost After Dark takes you back to the time when slashers ruled the silver screens of the horror genre. The film follows "a group of teenagers looking to party who get stranded when their ride breaks down, and end up being stalked by a cannibalistic killer," the film stars Robert Patrick (Walk the Line). Lost After Dark was first released last year and now it is heading to Blu-ray. Lost After Dark is the directorial debut of Ian Kessner, who co-wrote the screenplay
Bo Ransdell, co-writer and executive producer of the film, explained why they decided to resurrect the '80s slasher movies:
With Lost After Dark, we were just making the movie we wanted to see, you know? There was a spirit of fun in the horror films of the time, and that’s something that a lot of modern films forget about.
It's Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins, Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean (Justin Kelly, Maps To The Stars, Big Muddy) and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe, Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?
Is the idea of a horror film based on an epic era for horror movies getting your blood boiling or sending shivers down your spine?
Take a look at the trailer!
Maybe there are some nostalgic feels along the way. Don't get me wrong, I love horror movies of all sorts, but hasn't a car breaking down been done like 100 zillion times? How wholesomely convenient that they just happened to stop right outside the killer's very own house! Maybe, next time they can join him for a cup of tea!
This horrifying homage will be released by Anchor Bay Entertainment on September 1st!