AUSTIN, TX -- As part of its Orbiter Year-Round Series, Other Worlds Austin SciFi Film Festival is proud to present the US premiere of the Horror film THE HERETICS on Wednesday, October 18 (7:30pm) at Flix Brewhouse. Director Chad Archibald will be in attendance and will do a Q&A after the screening.
In the film, a notorious cult kidnaps a young girl, and sacrifice themselves by the light of the locust moon. The next morning the girl awakes, caked in dried blood and surrounded by corpses...but safe - or so she thinks. Years later, the locust moon is about to rise again and the girl is captured once more by a surviving member of the cult. She is taken to a remote cabin where she learns that a demon has been growing inside of her all these years, and before the dawn it will rise.
“Hosting the US Premiere of THE HERETICS is an honor and truly solidifies the Under Worlds Austin Brand,” says Dan Repp, OWA Senior Programmer and Event Director. “The character development, plot twists, and amazing effects make it a complete viewing experience that is terrifying.”
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Chad Archibald is the creator and co-owner of the Canadian production company Black Fawn Films. After graduating from Humber College for Multimedia design, Archibald dove into his first feature film entitled DESPERATE SOULS. The no-budget horror film was quickly picked up by heavyweights Alliance Atlantis and Lions Gate for worldwide release.
Along with producing over 20 feature films, Archibald has to date directed seven feature films include NEVERLOST which had Variety saying "Archibald is certainly a talent, and NEVERLOST is a remarkable debut". Soon after Archibald joined forced with Matt Weile of Foresight Features to co-direct the Julian Richings Sci-Fi/Horror EJECTA written by Tony Burgess (Pontypool, Hellmouth, Septic man). Following EJECTA, Archibald returned to the director’s chair once again for the watery horror film THE DROWNSMAN which was quickly scooped up by Anchor Bay for North American released after its strong festival circuit.
Nina Kiri (LET HER OUT, THE HOUNTED HOUSE ON KIRBY ROAD, GEEK CHARMING)
Jorja Cadence (DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE)
Ry Barrett (THE DEMOLISHER, NEVERLOST, KINGDOM COME)
Nina Richmond (BEARDS: A COMING OUT STORY, FEAR THY NEIGHBOR)
Will King (BEST FRIEND FROM HEAVEN, AMERCIAN LAWMEN)
Interviews and screener available upon request.
About Other Worlds Austin
Other Worlds Austin is one of the premiere SciFi film festivals in the US, championing filmmakers and writers and bringing the best films to the ‘Geek Capital of the World.’
With a diverse and approachable team of programmers, we are building a network of SciFi fans and filmmakers, leading a loyal community, and launching SciFi films into the wider world.
About Flix Brewhouse
In addition to its flagship location in Round Rock, TX, Flix Brewhouse operates in Des Moines, Iowa and Carmel, Indiana, with more locations coming. The Flix Mix lobby bar and cafe is open seven days a week to the public, no ticket required, so you can come in and grab a bite to eat or have a locally brewed beer anytime!