Release Date: March 19, 2013 (DVD) Distributor: Lionsgate Home Entertainment Directors: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen Writers: Michael Rasmussen, Shawn Rasmussen Starring: Andy Rudick, Victoria Nugent, Jessica Lauren Napier, Michael Reed, Rebecca Whitehurst, Bree Elrod, Evalena Marie, Mark DeAngelis MPAA Rating: R (for bloody violence and language)
A film crew moves to an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a shadowy past to shoot a low budget horror film. The late nights and lack of sleep begin to take a toll, and the longer this crew works, the more the leaky, wet building seems to be coming back to life, feeding off its new inhabitants. As the shoot wears on, members of the crew exhibit increasingly strange behavior leaving those still sane realizing they need to get out of this place before they too succumb to the building’s infectious hold. The only problem – the old hospital is not ready to let them go.
The Rasmussen Brothers (Dark Feed) under their shingle Sinister Siblings Films have partnered with Sam Costello to produce horror films based on his Split Lip webcomics. The first of these adaptations will be The Harvestmen.
Written by Sam Costello and illustrated by award-winning Finnish artist Sami Makkonen, the creepy tale takes its title from a group of reclusive arachnids. The Harvestmen concerns a young woman who moves into a rundown apartment only to find that her building is plagued by intrusive neighbors and an odd infestation.
The last time that I checked, The Ward was a total suckfest of a movie so, marketing your next horror release by associating yourself with a failure isn’t exactly a high selling point for audiences. The psychological horror Dark Feed comes from the screenwriters behind the John Carpenter flop, giving horror fans a body of work that feels more like an extended episode of Masters of Horror rather than a legitimately terrifying film.
Dark Feed follows a film crew as they experience weird occurrences on location at a closed-down mental hospital. Eventually, the evil that lurks inside the walls begins to feed off of the individuals and take over, causing people to behave strangely. Sound familiar? That’s because the scenario has been done before in films like Grave Encounters and Session 9, and done with better results.
Some time ago, we presented an early preview for Dark Feed. With this title’s March 19th DVD release on the way, we now have the official trailer to share and you can find it after the jump.
In the film, a group of young professionals are terrorized while working in an abandoned psychiatric hospital when it appears that insanity is spreading among them like a virus. Michael and Shawn Rasmussen directed from a script they penned.
They also wrote the screenplay to the 2010 asylum thriller John Carpenter’s The Ward. Lionsgate Home Entertainment is handling the distribution of their latest endeavor.
Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired North American rights and Recreation has acquired international rights to writer/directors Michael Rasmussen and Shawn Rasmussen’s anticipated directorial debut, the horror film Dark Feed.
Lionsgate Home Entertainment will distribute in North America.
The Rasmussen Brothers produced the film along with Glenn Cooper, Roger Danchik and Jon Huberman.
In the film, a group of young professionals are terrorized while working in an abandoned psychiatric hospital when it appears that insanity is spreading among them like a virus. The Rasmussen Brothers have developed a horror fan base since they wrote the screenplay to the 2010 asylum thriller John Carpenter’s The Ward.
Shawn and Michael Rasmussen – you might recall they scripted John Carpenter’s The Ward – have wrapped up Dark Feed, their own directorial effort.
A sales trailer and poster have been revealed in anticipation of the Cannes Film Market. The pic is being handled by Ronna Wallace (Reservoir Dogs) at Eastgate Pictures. You can find the trailer after the jump along with a larger look at the image you see on the left.
The story tells of a film crew that moves into an abandoned psychiatric hospital with a shadowy past to shoot a low budget horror film, they get more than they bargained for. The late nights and lack of sleep begin to take a toll, and the longer this crew works, the more the leaky, wet building seems to be coming back to life, feeding off its new inhabitants.
We’re told Dark Feed was shot in New England using some of the same buildings featured in Shutter Island. The art director on Session 9 did the production design for the film.