When you’re a band looking for a comeback, hitting the road to travel the highways and byways across this country can be pretty hellish all on its own: cramped space, long hours driving, crappy motels, and eating most of your meals “to go.” Worst of all? Band mates and crew that leave garbage around that attracts ants.
But what do you do when those ants are almost as large as your tour bus — and there’s a lot of them?
Welcome to the horror comedy world of Dead Ant, written and directed by Ron Carlson (All American Christmas Carol). So ahead of its world premiere at Screamfest 2017 (running October 10th-19th at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese 6 Theatres), here’s a look at the film’s official trailer:
When the “one-hit-wonder” glam-metal band Sonic Grave embark on a trip to Coachella in hopes of a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an “unworldly” viscous attack, and they must “rock” themselves out of harm’s way.
Dead Ant stars Tom Arnold (Sons of Anarchy, True Lies), Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Stranger Things), Jake Busey (The Predator, From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Rhys Coiro (Texas Rising, Entourage), Leisha Hailey (The L Word, Bosch), Cameron Richardson (Get a Job, Alvin and the Chipmunks), and Danny Woodbury (Bones, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Screamfest Horror Film Festival has a proud tradition of offering attendees access to some of the most creative minds in the horror and science fictions genres through film screenings; Q&As with casts and crews; and conversations with some of the most original and innovative visionaries working the industry today.
Although gaining a certain level of notoriety in 2007 when it “discovered” Paranormal Activity, the festival has also premiere films such as 30 Days of Night; Let the Right One In; The Grudge; The Collection, Trick ‘r’ Treat and The Human Centipede. Filmmakers from across the pop culture spectrum continue to support the festival, including Wes Craven, John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Clive Barker, Eli Roth, James Wan, Zack Snyder, William Friedkin, John Landis and James Gunn.