The producers of the horror/Western AFTER SUNDOWN have announced that Barnholtz Entertainment has picked up North American video rights to the movie, with Lions Gate Home Entertainment set to handle distribution. Plans are for the DVD to include both widescreen and fullscreen versions, commentaries by the stars and filmmakers, a pair of production featurettes and a photo gallery.
AFTER SUNDOWN has also been slated to play at Texas’ Deep Ellum Film Festival, screening Saturday, November 19 at 9:30 p.m. at the Lakewood Theater (1825 Abrams Parkway in Dallas). Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door, with proceeds benefitting victims of Hurricane Katrina. The initial public screening of the film’s first cut this past June drew more than 400 people to Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honkytonk, in Fort Worth. “With all the special effects and additional scenes shot by David Pinkston, we are confident the final version will be a crowd-pleaser,” says producer Keith Randal Duncan. Adds Michael W. Brown, who directed AFTER SUNDOWN with its scripter, Christopher Abram, “This film is a serious effort to improve the microbudgeted horror-film genre. We’ve made a movie that supersedes the typical throwaway videos so common in this genre.”
You can find out more about AFTER SUNDOWN, in which the residents of a Western town battle a vampire seeking his offspring with the help of zombie minions, at its official website.