Monday, April 20, 2015

THE DROWNSMAN Splashing onto Home Media in May

This May, THE DROWNSMAN is coming to a tub near you....

From Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment, and the team behind ANTISOCIAL, Chad Archibald’s THE DROWNSMAN is set for an iTunes and Video-On-Demand release on May 1st and a DVD/Blu-ray launch on May 12th from Anchor Bay Entertainment in the U.S. and Canada.

After a successful festival run, The Drownsman -- the tale of a supernatural killer that lurks beneath the water's surface -- is set to make a splash among horror fans who first fell in love with classic films such as Nightmare on Elm Street, Halloween, and Hellraiser. Like these films, The Drownsman is a horror/suspense film that puts an original face on horror while creating a nightmarish character with its own rich mythology.

“We set out to make a film that created a new supernatural villain like the classic horror films of Clive Barker and Wes Craven, something that has become rare in the horror industry over the last decade,” explains writer/director Chad Archibald. “Similar to Freddy Kruger, Michael Myers, Pinhead and Jason Voorhees, we wanted to create a villain with a rich history and a juicy hook that could make an appearance in a few viewers' nightmares.”


After almost drowning in a lake, Madison finds herself bound to a life of fear. Unable to describe what happened to her during the moments she was underwater, Madison begins to develop hydrophobia: an abnormal fear of water. Crippled by her post trauma, Madison attempts to shut out the world around her but, her fear intensifies when she begins to be haunted by the vision of an evil figure. After watching her struggle for over a year, Madison’s four friends stage an intervention in a desperate attempt to help.

In doing so, they accidentally open a floodgate to a dark place where none of them are safe. As Madison and her friends dive deeper into the dark history of the evil that haunts them, they’re dragged one by one to a horrifying place where they may never return.

Directed by Chad Archibald (Neverlost, Ejecta). Written by Cody Calahan (Antisocial) and Chad Archibald.

Starring Michelle Mylett (Antisocial), Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable and in the horrifying title role, Ry Barrett (Neverlost, Kingdom Come, If A Tree Falls). Produced by Christopher Giroux (Antisocial, Dead All Night) and Chad Archibald.

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