Black Friday: Bruce Campbell, Devon Sawa film gets November release

Last week, the first look images from director Casey Tebo’s Black Friday, starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa, arrived online in anticipation of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest this week. Now the film has landed distribution before its premiere: Screen Media has acquired the rights and are planning to give the film a theatrical and VOD release in November. A very appropriate month, since that’s when Black Friday takes place. Screen Media hasn’t revealed the specific date when they’ll be releasing Black Friday, but the actual Black Friday falls on November 26th this year.

Scripted by Andy Greskoviak, Black Friday has the following synopsis:

On the busiest shopping night of the year, a group of disgruntled toy store employees must defend themselves from legions of holiday shoppers when a mysterious alien parasite turns them into monstrous creatures hell-bent on a murderous rampage.

Campbell and Sawa are joined in the cast by Michael Jai White, Ivana Baquero, Ryan Lee, and Stephen Peck.

Tebo had this to say about the film:

When Andy sent me this script, it was such a blast! It reminded me of some of my favorite holiday horror movies like Gremlins or Krampus. I could see myself running to a midnight showing to see this with other horror fans, and at the same time, I could see my kids watching it at a sleepover with their friends. It’s imaginative, original, scary, fun, and the right bit of ridiculous — and that’s all the things I want to see in a movie!”

Screen Media provided the following statement:

With elevated thrills, a stellar ensemble cast, and undeniable entertainment value, Black Friday is the kind of original content that Screen Media aspires to bring to our audiences. We can’t wait to unleash this clever horror film, just in time for its namesake holiday.”

Black Friday was produced by MFW Productions and Warner Davis of the Warner Davis Company.

Source: Variety

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