It was a little more than a year ago when we last heard word on the Katharine Isabelle-starring 13 EERIE, sharing with you the trailer for this little convict/zombie on an island chiller from director Lowell Dean, but today we have the news that the Canadian-lensed film is set to hit DVD on April 2 courtesy of Entertainment One.
Below you will find the DVD artwork which is eeriely reminiscent of the old school FRIDAY THE 13TH artwork, due to the oversized 13 and the F13 font-style the artists chose to use. But this film is no slasher, despite the misleading artwork. The synopsis is as follows:
Six ambitious forensic undergrads are pitted against one another on a scientific expedition to a remote island, vying to win an esteemed trainee position with the FBI. Unbeknownst to everyone, the site was formally used as an illegal biological testing grounds for life-term criminals who were left for dead. Behind the mission is Professor Tomkins, who together with FBI agent Veneziano have devised a series of experiments to test the would-be agents to their limits. Three mutilated cadavers taken from the medical labs have been planted around the island in a reconstructive test which the undergrads will be assigned tasks in order to discover what may have caused the fatal injuries.
Even before the undergrads have started their experiments, the zombie criminal convicts are systematically hunting them down and what started as a fight for an esteemed career in the FBI is now a fight for their very lives.
The film has a solid cast, with Katharine Isabelle (FREDDY VS. JASON), Brendan Fehr (FINAL DESTINATION), and Brendan Fletcher (88 MINUTES) starring, so hopefully this film will be a cut above most other DTV fodder.
The DVD includes a “making-of” featurette. Look for it in stores on April 2nd, or pre-order it now by clicking HERE.