For those of you missing your scrunchies and shoulder pads, have we got a treat for you. On September 1, Anchor Bay will be releasing a tender kiss of a movie entitled, Lost After Dark. The movie, as Dread Central put it, is “The best 80’s slasher that wasn’t filmed in the 80’s,” and stars Robert Patrick of T-1000 fame. He isn’t the one you should worry about. What you should worry about…is the dark.
“And You Thought The 80’s Were Dead,” the poster reads, the artwork and poster itself looking a little old and degraded. And the Scooby gang is all here – a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a crimi-wait, what movie are we talking about here? Yes, every 80’s trope you love is here, along with every glorious, bloody death that your sweet little heart can imagine. No other decade can claim champion gore status as the 80’s can, and although there are great films all around for us to feast on, sometimes all you want is the good-ole comfort food of old-school prosthetic deaths and gallons of comically red blood. Sometimes you want Chipotle, sometimes you want a grilled cheese and tomato soup. And this movie my dears broke out the Campbell’s.
From the Press Release:
If you thought the 80’s were dead — think again! On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. The exciting directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, Lost After Dark proudly features visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat. So throw on a pair of acid wash jeans and go full-on tubular with Lost After Dark!
Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne (Kendra Timmins; Midnight Sun, “Wingin’ It”), a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush, Sean (Justin Kelly; Maps to the Stars, Big Muddy), and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad (Mark Wiebe; Sweet Karma), a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?
With electro-pop pumping and cleavers flying, “Lost After Dark” will be a definite fun time. A perfect step into the past of a golden age when stalkers owned the woods, and Jamie Kennedy’s Randy learned all his horror movie rules. Don’t say “Be Right Back!” Don’t drink or do drugs. And definitely, under no circumstances, should you bump uglies.
Check out the trailer for “Lost After Dark” below, and be sure to check it out from Anchor Bay on DVD and Blu-Ray September 1, 2015.