executive producer/Rooster Teeth CEO,
Written and directed by Austin-based author Owen Egerton, the Rooster Teeth comedy chiller Blood Fest pits a group of horror fans against a filmmaker with murderous intentions. Egerton stars as film director Anthony Walsh, who organizes a horror festival called Blood Fest with the intention of unleashing iconic movie psychopaths and monsters on unsuspecting attendees so he can bring an unparalleled level of realism to the footage he is shooting for his new project. Stranded on festival grounds are horror fan Dax (Once Upon a Time’s Robbie Kay plays Dax) and his friends Sam (Falling Skies’ Seychelles Gabriel) and Krill (Spider-Man: Homecoming’s Jacob Batalon. Dax, whose mother died at the hands of a mental patient when he was a child, believes he and his friends can survive this evening of terror if they follow the rules for surviving a horror film. The cast also includes Rooster Teeth favorite Barbara Dunkelman as Dax’s actress-friend Ashley; Crunch Time’s Nick Rutherford as horror auteur Lenjamin Caine; Chris Doubek as horror movie star Hinckley; and Tate Donovan as Dax’s father, Dr. Conway. Blood Fest represents the third feature film by Rooster Teeth and the Austin-based production company’s first outside of the Lazer Team franchise. Blood Fest, which premiered during this year’s SXSW Film Festival, will screen 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Paramount Theatre as part of RTX Austin’s Nighttime Programming. Blood Fest also will screen 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at various Austin theaters via Fathom Events in advance of its Aug. 31 VOD and Oct. 2 Blu-Ray/DVD release. Blood Fest, which played both this year’s SXSW Film Festival and RTX Austin, will screen 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 at various Austin theaters via Fathom Events in advance of its Aug. 31 VOD and Oct. 2 Blu-Ray/DVD release. Blood Fest writer/director Owen Egerton (left), Barbara Dunkelman (second from left), Robbie Kay (second from right) and Nick Rutherford (not pictured), and Blood Fest executive producer and Rooster Teeth CEO Matt Hullum (right) spoke with the media during RTX Austin 2018.
Aired: Aug. 9, 2018