The latest Aussie thriller from Prodigy Movies, Road Train aka Road Kill, has been picked up for distribution here in the States via Lightning Entertainment to be part of the Fangoria FrightFest, and we’ve got a still and the trailer to scare up some interest.
FrightFest was spawned from a partnership with Lightning Media and Fangoria to distribute independent horror films via DVD, Video on Demand, and Digital Download. Joining Road Kill will be such titles as Pig Hunt, Fragile, Grimm Love, Dark House, Hunger, The Haunting, and The Tomb.
From the Press Release
ROAD TRAIN, the debut feature film of director Dean Francis, will be released in the USA under the title ROAD KILL after scoring a massive US release with the genre-film juggernaut FANGORIA.
FANGORIA, in partnership with distributor Lightning Media, will begin a unique, multi-tiered film distribution program called FANGORIA FrightFest. This exclusive series will consist of eight new feature films, including ROAD KILL . Fans will be able to see trailers for all eight films on the new website FangoriaFrightFest.com and vote (from June 22 through July 19) on which one of the FANGORIA Frightfest movies will win a big-screen theatrical release in late July.
As part of the deal ROAD KILL will be distributed in 3,500 Blockbuster video outlets across the United States as well as VOD, online, and the possibility of a US theatrical release.
ROAD KILL/ROAD TRAIN director Dean Francis said, “It’s a huge affirmation for a small Australian film like ours to be picked up on such a scale. Fangoria is a genre institution, and they know what works for audiences. ROAD KILL is a distinctly Australian take on a time-honored genre, and I’m excited to see what American fanboys make of it.”
FANGORIA Magazine, first published in 1978, is the most widely-read horror publication in the world and has expanded into television, radio, and Internet and is now involved in DVD and theatrical film distribution.
ROAD TRAIN, produced by Michael Robertson through his company Prodigy Movies, was funded under Screen Australia’s now defunct IndiVision program in conjunction with the South Australian Film Corporation.
The supernatural thriller tells the story of four teenagers who are menaced by a giant, malevolent truck in the Australian Outback. It stars Xavier Samuel (Twilight: Eclipse) and AFI-nominee Sophie Lowe (Beautiful Kate) as well as Bob Morley (Home and Away) and newcomer Georgina Haig.
News of the Fangoria deal comes less than a week before ROAD TRAIN/ROAD KILL’s World Festival Premiere at the Dungog Film Festival on Friday, 28th May, 7:30pm at the James Theatre. After the screening, ROAD TRAIN star Sophie Lowe will perform music from the film with other members of the cast.
For more check out the official Road Train website .
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