The first two movies made by Rooster Teeth (Lazer Team, Lazer Team 2) were comedies that reflected the company’s style: hilarious, lowbrow humor. And while their next movie, Blood Fest, has been marketed as comically as the others, the latest trailer shows that it will be just as appealing to horror fans.
Right off the bat, the teaser is actually pretty terrifying. As the characters approach the main stage, they join a large crowd, eagerly anticipating the start of the horror film festival. Once the announcer states the festivities have begun, men wielding real chainsaws start running towards audience members. Instead of fake weapons though, they begin to carve into the innocent bystanders, forcing everyone to run in confusion and fear.
Terrifying clowns, vampires, and other terrifying monsters make up the rest of the trailer, which shows the characters running for their lives. Outside of a line from Krill – played by Jacob Batalon (Spider-man: Homecoming) – about his virginity, the trailer makes it seem like Blood Fest will lean closer to the horror side of things.
The film is written and directed by Owen Egerton. Previously, Egerton wrote and directed the thriller Follow, which told the story of a man who receives an early Christmas present from his girlfriend. Upon opening the gift, he blacks out, only to wake up in a terrifying nightmare. It should be interesting to see if his experience in the genre can help make Blood Fest a true horror movie.
The film is set to star Robbie Kay, Seychelle Gabriel, Jacob Batalon, Barbara Dunkelman, Tate Donovan, Nick Rutherford, Chris Doubek, Rebecca Wagner, and Zachary Levi.
Blood Fest premieres at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival at the Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX March 9, 2018.
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