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.