Paul Hough’s The Human Race running for a release this summer

Last Updated on July 22, 2021

It's been almost a year since we learned that XLrator Films had taken the US rights to director Paul Hough's THE HUMAN RACE, but now we're close to seeing the finish line as XLrator has set a summer release for the film. So lace up your running shoes…things are about to get real bloody!

XLrator Media will debut THE HUMAN RACE in select theaters as well as on VOD and iTunes June 13, followed by DVD and Blu-ray release July 22.

The film was written and directed by Paul Hough and stars Paul McCarthy-Boyington, Eddie McGee, Trista Robinson, T. Arthur Cottam, Celine Tien, Fred Coury, Noel Britton, B. Anthony Cohen, J. Louis Reid, Richard Gale, Luke Y. Thompson, Tiana Smith-Jones, Shawn Coyne, Brianna Lauren Jackson, and Domiziano Arcangeli.

In THE HUMAN RACE a group of 80 people are ripped out of their daily lives and all reappear in an undisclosed location. These people are from all walks of life: young and old, athletic and disabled, white-collared and homeless. The rules to a race boom in their heads, in their own voice and language, laying out what will become a horrific race of survival: "If you are lapped twice, you will die. If you step off the path, you will die. Race…or die.

Startling, violent and powerful, The Human Race is a cruelly inspired beast. Will anyone have mercy on the elderly, the children, the wounded, or the pregnant? Will anyone band together, or will the innocent all be forced to become brutal killers? There's only one way to find out who will survive… watch humanity unraveled and revealed in THE HUMAN RACE.

Our own Chris Bumbray got to check out THE HUMAN RACE at Fantasia 2012 (you can peep his review HERE), describing the cut he saw as entertaining, though uneven, but that it felt "like a true, modern grindhouse film, and not in a cheeky, retro-kind of way. It's low-budget, but ambitious- and when it does occasionally succeed, it succeeds wildly." I'm certainly curious to check this one out myself and luckily I won't have too much longer to wait!

Check out the poster art for THE HUMAN RACE below and look for it in theaters, on VOD and on DVD/Blu-ray this summer!

Source: Fangoria

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