Trailer Debut: The ’80s Are Back in the Slasher Film “Lost After Dark”

The indie film scene continues to embrace the ’80s with the latest horror film entry Lost After Dark. I say that because it appears, lately, we’ve been getting word on a variety of indie projects that claim to embrace the fun of ’80s horror. This film, directed by Ian Kessner and featuring Robert Patrick, is actually set in the ’80s (1984 to be precise) and we’ve got a look at the sales poster and trailer, courtesy of Raven Banner Entertainment. The sales outfit is looking for distribution at Cannes. I dig that Alone in the Dark-inspired poster.


Lost After Dark follows a group of teenagers who sneak out of a high school dance, and head out to party at a friend’s cabin. Along the way their ride breaks down, stranding them near an abandoned farmhouse. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, their quest for help becomes one of survival. Lost After Dark pays tribute to iconic horror classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween and Friday the 13th. Its unique selling point is that the story is a homage told in a retro style that takes audiences back to 1984, when the slasher film ruled the box office.


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Raven Banner Acquires World Sales Rights to Lost After Dark

Raven Banner has acquired world sales rights to Lost After Dark.

Ian Kessner’s horror stars Robert Patrick, David Lipper and eight of Canada’s young rising stars, including Alexander Calvert and Elise Gatien.

It follows a group of teenagers who, after sneaking out of a high school dance, find themselves stranded at an abandoned farmhouse. After the brutal murder of their friends, their quest for help becomes one of survival.

Raven Banner is introducing the film, produced by Goldrush Entertainment, to buyers at Cannes.

Eric Gozlan, president of Goldrush Entertainment, commented: “I have a lot of faith in Raven Banner representing us. They really understood where we want to go with the film and they have an excellent track record.”

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Deadline Hollywood Press Release Thomas Jane Toplines Standoff

Thomas Jane is set to star in Standoff for first-time director Adam Alleca. He will play Carter, a troubled veteran who gets a chance at redemption by protecting a 12 year-old girl from an assassin after she witnesses a murder. Holding a shotgun with a single shell, he engages in physical and psychological warfare in a desperate fight for the girl’s life. Production is set to begin this summer in Ontario. Jane, whose credits include Hung and the upcoming feature Reach Me, is repped by Paradigm and Ziffren Brittenham.

Variety Press Release Thomas Jane Heading for Thriller Standoff

n a pre-Cannes move, Thomas Jane is on board to star as a war veteran in the indie thriller “Standoff.”

Producers are Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and Lee Clay of First Point Entertainment. Paradigm arranged financing and represents North American rights. International rights have not been assigned.

Adam Alleca is making his feature directorial debut from his own script, in which a war veteran with a shotgun and one shell who must protect a child witness from an assassin. Shooting is set for the summer in Ontario, Canada.

Alleca’s writing credits include “Home,” starring Topher Grace for Blumhouse; and “Cell,” starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson for the Genre Co.

Jane is best known for starring in “Hung” and “The Punisher.” He will be seen in “Somnia” for Relativity Media and “The Veil” for Universal and Blumhouse.

Jane is repped by Paradigm and Jamie Afifi at Ziffren Brittenham. Alleca is represented by UTA and Untitled Entertainment.

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