Fantasia 2015 Gets Antisocial 2
It was just announced that Antisocial 2 will be screening as part of this year’s Fantasia Film Festival, and right now we have a brand spanking new trailer plus a one-sheet for you cats that’s bound to blow your mind.
From the Press Release:
Rather than simply rehash their original ANTISOCIAL (a Fantasia 2013 world premiere) for the sequel, the team at Black Fawn Films have taken their story the next logical step into a different, even grimmer scenario. It has been several years since the events of the first film, and the Redroom Virus has won. Spawned from a mysterious social networking website, it has infected most of the populace, turning them into mindless killers; the few survivors are divided between the uninfected and those who have been freed of the virus’ influence via impromptu brain surgery. These “defects” include original heroine Sam (Michelle Mylett), who scours the countryside seeking her child, which was taken from her following its birth not long after the world fell. Her search will lead her to team up with a young girl named Bean (Josette Halpert) and then to a makeshift laboratory where a cure for the virus is being sought — by any means necessary.
From ANTISOCIAL’s confined siege scenario, director Cody Calahan, his co-writers Chad Archibald and Jeff Maher, and co-producers Archibald and Christopher Giroux have expanded to a full-on post-apocalyptic vision, creating an evocative ruined landscape on their usual small budget. Returning as the sole survivor from the previous ensemble, Mylett now takes centre stage and provides a sympathetic focus as Sam dodges attacks by the infected, bonds with Bean, and struggles to survive within that torturous facility’s walls. And throughout it all, the Redroom Virus is slowly, inexorably uploading an “upgrade” that will take its hosts to the next level…