A few months ago, we covered indie horror Revelation Trail. We are really pleased to announce that the team behind the film have announced a US DVD release for August 26, 2014 from Entertainment One. The synopsis for the film reads: In the late nineteenth-century, a holy man known only as the Preacher (Daniel Van Thomas) confronts unspeakable evil as a gruesome power consumes the frontier. Standing between ruin and salvation, he joins forces with the town Marshal (Daniel Britt), a man with his own set of demons, in a savage fight against the risen dead and the evils of the living. Along the way, the men discover which lines they’re willing to cross in the name of survival and witness the depths people reach through the power of belief — for good and ill alike.
Shot in just 20 days on a budget of only $34,000 Revelation Trail embodies the independent spirit. Roughly a third of the film’s total production costs came from 172 online fans, who contributed
amounts ranging from $1 to $1,000 via the crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter. Hundreds of dedicated talent from around the country — and some further — united to make director John Gibson’s story, an idea that dates back to 2006, a reality. A series of proof-of-concept trailers created out-of-pocket over the course of a weekend generated enough interest to put the feature into production. With complete creative control, the team at Living End Productions slept in garages, made brains out of ham slices, built guns from vacuum cleaner parts and shot sweeping vistas in their backyards. Generous locals from Kentucky, Illinois and Ohio provided their talent, weapons, clothing (though the wardrobe department dressed most of the extras for about $4 each, thanks to thrift stores), locations, food, horses and even cannons, with everyone from reenactors to school teachers pitching in. A team of volunteers constructed a period-accurate military fort during two weeks of downtime, mostly from discarded barn wood. A pure indie passion project, Revelation Trail has picked up a small cult of fans numbering in the thousands. [Revelation Trail Press Kit]
The the film premiered on April 12, 2013 at Maiden Alley Cinema, where it sold out five consecutive screenings. Thousands of audience members witnessed the film’s grassroots theatrical campaign,
which stretched from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Redlands, California. In an exclusive advance review, Ain’t ItCool News called the film “powerful, well-acted and expertly executed,” writing that “Revelation
Trail is one of the few genre mash-ups that gets everything right. With an epic story, characters you’ll care for, all sorts of zombie threats, and a script that is sharp as a cactus quill laced with the zombie
plague, Revelation Trail is indie horror done right! Highly recommended for those of you who like a smart and soulful script along with your zombie chompers.”Entertainment One, international distributors of titles such as The Hunger Games, Twilight, Trailer Park Boys and The Walking Dead, will release Revelation Trail on a feature-packed DVD throughout the United States and Canada on August 26, 2014, available at retailers including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Kmart, Frys, FYE, Barnes and Noble, Sears and many more, with a release on streaming services in the coming months.
To celebrate Revelation Trail’s release, “Jester’s Curse” artist Blake Armstrong has crafted a beautiful piece of cover art, which you’ll find alongside this press release. This art will represent Revelation Trail on digital and streaming services, such as iTunes, Vudu, Google Play, Xbox Video and many more. We hope you enjoy the film and we thank our fans, media supporters, crew and future viewers for their passionate support. [Revelation Trail Press Kit]
For more information, check out the Official Website