If you’ve been following the news about the upcoming comic book obsessed serial killer film Artik, you’ll be happy to hear that it has just acquired a distribution deal with Dread (an Epic Pictures line) for a fall release. To mark the occasion, Dread has released a brand new trailer.
Written and directed by Tom Botchii, Artik stars Chase Williamson (John Dies At the End, The Guest), Lauren Ashley Carter (Darling, The Woman), Jerry G. Angelo (Warfighter), and Matt Mercer (Beyond the Gates, Contracted).
The film is set on a secluded farm in the middle of nowhere, where a serial killer preys on his victims while teaching his son how to follow in his footsteps. In the dark of night, the young boy strays from home and meets a man, Holton, with the power to help. As Holton gains the boy’s trust, he realizes that the boy may not be the only one in danger.
“Moments like this are surreal because I’ve been following Dread forever,” Said Artik writer/director Tom Botchii. “They are the definition of indie horror and I think they represent a new breed of filmmakers that are pretty over mainstream trends. The journey’s been so long it’s crazy to think we’ll be able to release this one very soon!”
You can check out the brand new trailer and stunning poster by artist Christopher Shy below, and keep an eye out for Artik this fall.