From the Press Release
AMC’s Shudder Surprise Drops Acclaimed Canadian Indigenous Zombie Thriller BLOOD QUANTUM First Nations director Jeff Barnaby’s timely TIFF selection parallels our own global contagion crisis – available now in the US, UK & Ireland!
When the dead rise only the immune survive…
It’s 1981 and a virus infects earth and turns its inhabitants into undead hordes with only one community spared and left to fight in this distinctive and relevant spin on the zombie siege horror. AMC’s horror streaming platform Shudder unleashes Barnaby’s gory chiller NOW!
BLOOD QUANTUM will roll-out on all Shudder platforms as of Midnight EST on April 28th and is expected to fully propagate by midday new members can enjoy 30-days free with the promo code SHUTIN when signing up at Shudder.com
In light of widespread cinema closures Shudder has rerouted from their planned Spring release for BLOOD QUANTUM and is excited to spontaneously launch it at a moment in history where it could not be more significant. “We knew the film was important and timely when we acquired it last year, but given recent events, Blood Quantum’s themes of isolation, fear of contagion, and humanity struggling with the ramifications of a global virus have only grown more relevant,” said Shudder General Manager Craig Engler. “When a theatrical release became untenable due to the real-world pandemic, we decided to accelerate the launch of Barnaby’s film so it would reach the biggest audience possible.”
The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.
The film stars Michael Greyeyes, Forrest Goodluck, Kiowa Gordon, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Olivia Scriven, Stonehorse Lone Goeman, Brandon Oakes, William Belleau, Devery Jacobs, Gary Farmer. Jeff Barnaby writes and directs.