The Retaliators trailer: horror film featuring Papa Roach, Motley Crue members gets September release

CineLife Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing have acquired the distribution rights to the horror thriller The Retaliators, with the plan being to give the film a worldwide theatrical release on September 14th. CineLife will be handling the release in the U.S. and Canada while Trafalgar releases the film internationally. To give an idea of what The Retaliators has in store for viewers this September, we have the film’s teaser trailer embedded above.

Starring Michael Lombardi (Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones), and Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix (in his acting debut), The Retaliators has the following synopsis:

An upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.

Like the synopsis says, Shaddix isn’t the only rock star in the film. Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee; Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, and Chris Kael; Jaya of The Hu; Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills; Eva Under Fire’s Amanda Lyberg; Matt Brandyberry, Danny Case, Lance Dowdle, and Mat Madiro of From Ashes to New; Cory Marks; and Dan Murphy and Miles Franco of All Good Things also show up along the way. Because of this, the summer tours for Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More, The Hu, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves, and Eva Under Fire will feature marketing and unique content promoting the film, including ticket pre-sales. Better Noise Music will also be releasing a soundtrack album featuring songs by musicians featured in the film on September 16th.

Bernadette McCabe, EVP Event Cinema and Exhibitor Relations at CineLife Entertainment, had this to say about The Retaliators:

We are excited to bring this critically-acclaimed thriller to cinemas. This highly-anticipated release will give horror film fans the chance to experience the adrenalized, gore-soaked crowd pleaser that film festival audiences across the globe have been screaming about.”

Kymberli Frueh, SVP Programming and Content Acquisitions of Trafalgar Releasing, added:

How unique to see some of your favorite metal and rock idols perform in a horror film that’s destined to be a cult classic. We are thrilled to be a part of this ‘must see’ horror flick that’s sure to send audiences on a cinematic roller coaster ride and provide great Halloween costume ideas.”

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The Retaliator

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