The micro-budget, independent horror film The Battery has been picked up for distribution. Made on a budget of $6,000, The Battery has garnered rave reviews on the festival circuit but was previously only available on VOD. Thanks to Scream Factory, collectors will now be able to add this neo cult classic to their tactile film library.
The storyline follows two former baseball players as they trek across Connecticut in the wake of the zombie apocalypse. When they overhear a radio transmission from a safe haven not affected by the outbreak, they become determined to locate it. They pay no mind to the fact that they have not been invited. The pair must learn to put their differences aside and work as a team if they have any hope for survival in their post-apocalyptic reality.
The Battery was shot over the course of just 15 days in Connecticut. Many of the scenes were filmed with little or no advance planning. The film made its world premiere at the Telluride Horror Show and was met with mostly positive reviews. The film’s VOD release in 2013 garnered very little attention. Hopefully receiving the royal treatment from Scream Factory will generate some additional buzz. The home video release will include a feature length documentary about the making of the film called Tools of Ignorance.
Director(s): Jeremy Gardner
Writer(s): Jeremy Gardner
Stars: Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim,
Release: September 16, 2014
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Length: 101 Minutes