Chatsworth, CA – With Halloween approaching, get in to the “spirit” of things when Image Entertainment releases the Australian horror import Damned By Dawn November 9th. A riveting rollercoaster ride in the tradition of such chiller classics as The Evil Dead and Drag Me To Hell, Damned By Dawn has already been embraced by horror fans at Fright Fest, A Night of Horror International Film Festival and Screamfest. SRP for the DVD is a bone-cracking $27.97, while the Blu-ray™ SRP is a blood-curdling $29.97. In addition, the film is also available via diabolical digital download. Pre-book is October 12th.
The feature directorial debut of talented Australian director Brett Anstey, Damned By Dawn is produced by Odin’s Eye Entertainment, and pays homage to the classic Hammer Horror films of yore. After receiving a mysterious gift from her dying grandmother, Claire (Renee Willner), takes her new boyfriend home to meet her family who live on an isolated property in the country. The family reunion begins well enough, but Claire becomes increasingly uneasy with her grandmother’s medicated mumblings about the banshee coming for her during the night. Later that night, the family is awoken by piercing shrieks and Claire’s worst fears become a waking nightmare as the Screaming Banshee and her army of undead return to unleash blood-soaked fury on them all.
In addition to writing and directing the film, Brett also created the 400+ visual effects shots during the 18-month production schedule. Fangoria called the film “serious fun…and you can’t knock a film with flying skeletons,” while horrornews.net declared it “highly original and gushes a full dose of chills!” As Quiet Earth so eloquently said: “Sick of waiting for Evil Dead 4? Check out Damned by Dawn!”