It was around this time last year that Elijah Wood’s company SpectreVision (formerly known as The Woodshed) acquired Jason Banker’s Toad Road (review), which Wood himself described as a special film that needs to be seen. And it soon will be.
Today comes the announcement that the film is embarking on a theatrical run this October before it hits DVD and VOD outlets on December 10th. Read on for the scoop!
From the Press Release
This October, Artsploitation Films, the cutting-edge film distribution company founded by TLA Entertainment president Raymond Murray, in association with Elijah Wood’s genre-themed production company, SpectreVision, and Random Bench, will unleash the haunting and mesmerizing Toad Road via limited theatrical release.
The film has been described as a hallucinatory and hypnotic odyssey through mutating realities, drug use, urban legends, and nightmares. The story follows a young college student who befriends a group of hard partying friends and finds herself drawn into the local legend of Toad Road—a pathway in the forest rumored to contain the seven gates that lead directly to Hell.
Toad Road displays a disturbing portrait of contemporary youth culture where the lines between perception and reality are blurred with often frightening results. Winning the Best Director and Best Actor awards at the 2012 Fantasia International Film Festival and Best Picture at the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, director Jason Banker’s film blends documentary footage with horror elements to create a cinematic experience like no other.
The film opens Friday, October 18th, at the Arena Cinema in Los Angeles and in New York at Cinema Village on Friday, October 25th.
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