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Blood Feast remake gets a wide theatrical release this Summer

05.01.2017by: Mike Sprague

The last we heard of the upcoming BLOOD FEAST remake was back in March when we shared the news that the remake secured a U.S. distribution deal through Medallion Releasing and would be put out in theaters in April.

Today we have word that Hannover House and Crimson Forest Entertainment Group have entered into a distribution deal for a nationwide theatrical release of Blood Feast on June 23rd. 

This new release plan is a substantial expansion of the film’s previously planned, limited opening and will reach the top 40 largest markets, ranging from single-screen exclusive engagements to mini-multiple runs.

Eric Parkinson, C.E.O. of Hannover House:

“The enthusiasm for this official remake has been staggering. We’re getting swamped with calls and emails from horror media and fans across the country asking us to make sure that we open at a local theater, or that they have a large fan group ready to organize an event screening. It didn’t take long for us to recognize that the large following from the original film’s home video release has generated an enthusiastic fan base to see the official remake. Expanding our theatrical plans into a national release during mid-summer shows our confidence in the film’s commercial appeal.

The fan base is large and quite vocal. We hope to channel this energy into surprising box office results and establish some positive momentum before hitting the home video and VOD markets in the fall."

BLOOD FEAST synopsis:

Fuad Ramses (Rusler) and his family have moved from the United States to France, where they run an American diner. Since business is not going too well, Fuad also works night shifts in a museum of ancient Egyptian culture. During these long, lonely nights he is repeatedly drawn to a statue representing the seductive ancient goddess Ishtar (Katz). He becomes more and more allured by the goddess as she speaks to him in visions. Eventually, he succumbs to her deadly charms.

After this pivotal night, Fuad begins a new life, in which murder and cannibalism become his daily bread. He starts to prepare a ritual feast to honor his new mistress, a lavish affair dripping with blood, organs, and intestines of human victims. As butchered bodies are heaped upon the Altar of Ishtar, Fuad slowly slips further into madness until he is no more than the goddess’ puppet; and she thirsts for the blood of Fuad’s wife and daughter too…

The BLOOD FEAST remake was directed by Marcel Walz and stars Robert Rusler, Caroline Williams, Sadie Katz, and Sophie Monk (see below).

A home video release for the film may hit us this October, with VOD set for December. We'll keep you guys up to date on when those dates become official and/or change.

That said, BLOOD FEAST hits theaters June 23rd.

Extra Tidbit: The film includes an appearance by Herschell Gordon Lewis, filmed shortly before his death last year.
Source: Dread Central

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