A post-apocalyptic wasteland, malicious tribes straight out a Road Warrior film, and wholesome family values: this is what everyone can expect from The Domestics.
Writer/director Mike P. Nelson (The Retirement of Joe Corduroy, The Goodbye) has teamed up with Gianni Naunnari (producer of From Dusk Till Dawn and exec producer of Se7en) and distributor Orion Classics to bring The Domestics to select theaters and VOD.
Orion Pictures released a trailer earlier this week showing off the bleak wasteland, the vicious comic-book-like gangs, and intense action characters that Mark and Nina West will confront on their journey through the hellscape.
In addition to the trailer and release dates, the film has also received an official poster of the lovely couple with a few of the aforementioned tribe members.
The plot for The Domestics is detailed as:
In a terrifying post-apocalyptic world inhabited by gangs divided into deadly factions, a husband and wife race desperately across the countryside in search of safety and must work together as they are pushed to the breaking point in order to survive.
Tyler Hoechlin (Road to Perdition, Teen Wolf), Kate Bosworth (Superman Returns, Straw Dogs, 21), Sonoya Mizuno (Ex-Machina, La La Land), and Lance Reddick (John Wick, John Wick 2) star in this post-apocalyptic thriller.
With a horror industry consisting of a seeming endless stream of post-apocalyptic zombie films, it’s awesome to see something that focuses on crazy villains roaming the wastelands in contrast to the hordes of undead.
After a catastrophic event has wiped out most of mankind, the remaining survivors have divided into rival gangs – because nothing keeps you going like teamwork. The tribes – each rallied around a central theme – provide a far more active threat than shambling corpses.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Nelson described the importance of doing everything “in camera” to achieve a gnarly effect. He explains that the film is “surrounded by loads of intense action and old-school horror. I wanted to make a movie that did action the old-fashioned way”.
You can watch the new trailer below! And if you want to check out more horror outside the realms of the “mainstream”, check out our article on Instagram’s IGTV upcoming horror movie starring Selena Gomez.