DVD Review – Lost After Dark (2015)

Lost After Dark, 2015.

Directed by Ian Kessner.

Starring Sarah Fisher, Mark Wiebe, Jesse Camacho, Robert Patrick, David Lipper and Kendra Leigh Timmins.


A group of partying teenagers are stalked by a cannibalistic killer after they sneak out from their high school dance.

When several filmmakers tried to recreate the 1970s a few years back the results were pretty good, with films like Machete, Death Proof, The Devil’s Rejects and Black Dynamite all hitting their targets and paying loving homage to the decade. The 1980s, however, have proven to be a little trickier to recreate successfully; there has been the odd glimmer of greatness – last year’s Turbo Kid proving that it’s the little details that create the most nostalgia – but on the whole it seems that the ‘80s is a decade best left 30 years in the past.

But it won’t be and filmmakers are insistent on
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Win Lost After Dark on DVD

Metrodome have announced the home entertainment release date for director Ian Kessner's 80's slasher homage Lost After Dark and the new horror is set to arrive on DVD here in the UK on 29th February. The movie stars Robert Patrick (The X-Files, Terminator 2), Sarah Fisher, Mark Weibe, Jesse Camacho, and David Lipper and we have 3 copies of the DVD up for grabs. Head below now for your chance to win.. Contest Ends on Monday, March 07, 2016
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Retro slasher ‘Lost After Dark’ gets a UK release

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Metrodome have announced that they are set to release the retro slasher Lost After Dark on DVD next month. Directed by Ian Kessner and starring Robert Patrick (T2, Scorpion, The X-Files), Sarah Fisher, Mark Weibe, Jesse Camacho and David Lipper, the film has been described as… “a fitting homage to the slasher flicks of the 1980’s, Lost After Dark draws heavily upon the roots of the genre to fulfil its premise.”

A group of stranded teens turn to an abandoned farmhouse for shelter from the elements but soon find a far greater danger lies inside. When one of the friends is brutally murdered, the group begin to fear they are being stalked by a vicious cannibalistic murderer. As the students are picked off one by one, a deadly game of survival begins that only the lucky ones will survive.

Lost After Dark is released on DVD in the UK on February 29th.
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“Lost After Dark” (Movie Review)

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“And you thought the ’80s were dead…” So states the tagline above the bloody-machete centerpiece of poster/disc art that couldn’t get any more retro if it dispensed McDLTs in two-sided polystyrene containers and aerosol blasts of Aqua Net. Alas, director/co-writer Ian Kessner’s attempt to recreate the slasher salad days via the threadbare high-school-archetypes-meet-deformed/depraved-killer-in-woods narrative of […]
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Q&A: Director Ian Kessner on Lost After Dark, Waxwork Remake and More

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Now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment is Lost After Dark, a 1980s-set horror film that pays homage to that decade's slasher heyday while also instilling its own scares onscreen. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Lost After Dark director/co-writer Ian Kessner, who discussed ’80s influences, a funny Robert Patrick anecdote, and his in-the-works remake of 1988's Waxwork.

Thanks for taking the time to converse with us today, Ian. Lost After Dark is a blood-splattered homage to ’80s horror films. What movies, TV shows, or other pop culture memories from that decade influenced your approach to Lost After Dark?

Ian Kessner: My pleasure, big fan of Daily Dead. The film that influenced my approach the most was the original Friday the 13th, but Halloween, Happy Birthday to Me and a bunch of others all found their way in there. I also
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Waxwork Remake on the Horizon from Lost After Dark Team

In yet another example of “indie directors score a hit and go on to reboot a classic genre flick,” Lost After Dark director Ian Kessner and co-writer Bo Ransdell are seriously kicking around the idea of a Waxwork remake/reboot. And… Continue Reading →

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"Lost After Dark" On Blu-ray and DVD

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Sneak Peek footage from director Ian Kessner's horror feature "Lost After Dark", starring Robert Patrick ("Terminator 2: Judgement Day"), available September 1, 2015 on Blu-ray and DVD, from Anchor Bay Entertainment:

" 1984, during the high school 'Spring Ball', 'Adrienne' (Kendra Timmins), a straight-a student, joins her quarterback crush 'Sean' (Justin Kelly) and some friends in sneaking out of their school dance for some unsupervised mayhem.

"But the teens' party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help..."

Cast also includes Kessner, David Lipper, Sarah Fisher, Jesse Camacho, Kendar Timmins and Eve Harlow.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Lost After Dark"...
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Round-Up: Sleepy Hollow Season 2 Blu-ray, Tales From Beyond The Pale at Fantasia, Lost After Dark Trailer

Stopping the apocalypse never looked so good. Season 2 of Fox's Sleepy Hollow arrives on Blu-ray in September. Also featured in this round-up: Tony Todd's live performance of Tales from Beyond the Pale at Fantasia has been announced and a trailer for Lost After Dark.

Sleepy Hollow Season 2: reports that Sleepy Hollow: The Complete Second Season will arrive on Blu-ray and DVD on September 15th:

"Nothing is as it seems as the second exhilarating season of the witty, addictive series begins! After Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) risks his life to rescue Police Lt. Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) from Purgatory, the two face even greater danger as sinister forces in Sleepy Hollow gain momentum. With Katrina held captive by the Headless Horseman, and Frank Irving mysteriously back from the dead, Ichabod and Abbie must rely on instinct to know who to trust in their quest to permanently
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Lost After Dark Re-Discovered for Exciting Bluray Release!

Lost After Dark Re-Discovered for Exciting Bluray Release!

If you thought the 80s were dead — think again! On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. The exciting directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, Lost After Dark proudly features ...

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Round-Up: New Webisode of The Driving Dead Stars Michael Rooker, Lost After Dark, Caesar & Otto’S Paranormal Halloween

Michael Rooker (Merle Dixon on The Walking Dead) has returned for the third installment of the web series, The Driving Dead. Also in this round-up: release details for Lost After Dark and a trailer for Caesar & Otto's Paranormal Halloween.

The Driving Dead: Press Release -- "Actor, Michael Rooker, reprises his starring role in The Driving Dead Series with a new webisode, “The Escape,” premiering today.

The Driving Dead Series launched in August 2014 as part of a new initiative led by the Illinois Department of Transportation. Renowned for his roles in Marvel’s, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” and AMC’s, “The Walking Dead,” Rooker has been involved with the series from its inception. Now in its third installment, The Driving Dead addresses the importance of seatbelt safety for everyone in the car – drivers and passengers alike.

To watch “The Escape,” and learn more about the series, visit
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80s-set Slasher Lost After Dark out this September

Ian Kessner’s Lost After Dark isn’t content to homage the 80s subgenre many hold dear, its planting its feet in the decade as well. Set in ’84, the slasher sees a set of high schoolers encounter an urban legend. Will they survive? Probably not. Anchor Bay has announced a September 1st Blu-ray and DVD release…

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80’s Homage Slasher, Lost After Dark, Gets a Blu-Ray/DVD Release Date

In true 80’s nostalgia fashion, I’ve been hyped about seeing this film since I’ve seen the poster. Yes, a poster sold me on the movie – just the way I grew up watching movies in the late 80’s & 90’s. Anchor Bay just announced the release date for the 80’s slasher homage, Lost After Dark.

If you thought the 80s were dead — think again! On September 1st, Anchor Bay Entertainment goes full 80s retro with Lost After Dark, a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen. The exciting directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, Lost After Dark proudly features visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills,” and pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat. So thrown on a pair of acid wash jeans and go full-on tubular with Lost After Dark! Srp is $26.99 for the Blu-ray™ and $22.98 for the DVD, with pre-book on July 31st.
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2014 Screamfest Horror Film Festival Lost After Dark Screening Photos

We have added a set pictures from the event 2014 Screamfest Horror Film Festival – ‘Lost After Dark’ Screening. Guests included Jonathan Higgins and Jessica Cameron, Michelle Romano, Jessica Cameron and Jonathan Higgins, David Lipper, Tysha Williams, Herman Town and Amie Zimmerman, Alexander Calvert, Jessica Cameron, Michelle Romano and David Lipper, Ian Kessner, Alexander Calvert and Ian Kessner, Ian Kessner and Michelle Romano, Bill Millsap and Jessica Cameron, David Lipper and Alexander Calvert, Angelica Maria, Herman Town, Ian Kessner and Angelica Maria, Lina O’Connor and Ian Kessner, Andrew Saxsma, Mark Critten and Michelle Romano, , ysha Williams, Andrew Saxsma and […]
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See The Trailer For 80's Style Slasher Flick Lost After Dark Here!

The eighties were a very special time indeed. Those of us who were lucky enough to have lived during that time have to remember the magic of that era. During that period, a boom took place within Horror, in particular the slasher sub genre. If you are missing that eighties flavor in a Horror flick then you will be glad to know that a fix is on the way. From Raven Banner Entertainment and director Ian Kessner comes the newest eighties inspired sla…
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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.

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Raven Banner gets Lost After Dark

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Exclusive: Ian Kessner’s horror [pictured] to be introduced to buyers at Cannes.

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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