Better Noise Films (The Dirt, Sno Babies) have announced the North American premiere of their latest production, The Retaliators, at LA’s Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The rock and roll gorefest follows a broken pastor as unimaginable grief leads him to depths of depravity he never imagined. The Retaliators will screen as the Opening Night Film at Screamfest on October 12th.
Michael Lombardi (“Rescue Me”), Marc Menchaca (“Ozark”), and Joseph Gatt (“Game of Thrones”) headline the cast alongside Jacoby Shaddix, front man of Papa Roach, making his acting debut. The Retaliators features cameos and music by Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate and many more, anchored by an original score from Emmy-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (“Stranger Things”).
The Retaliators made its world premiere at Arrow Video FrightFest in London to packed audiences, earning rave reviews. The Hollywood News advised “If you like your films dirty, demented, and dangerous then you should definitely take this one for a spin. A brutal and vivid punch to the gut, The Retaliators is a rock song birthed onto screen and is sure to be a hit with fans of music and horror alike.”
Backseat Mafia promised “The Retaliators grows to be a blunt, bloody and brutally bombastic slice of genre cinema which is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.” Horror Fuel called The Retaliators a treat for fans of blood and guts, saying “Power plays, power tools, and power chords abound in this gore-fueled exploitation shocker that serves up a fair amount of surprises.”
An upstanding pastor uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.