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Exclusive photos: Indie Bigfoot film “STRANDED,” premiering next month

Friday, August 5, 2022 | Exclusives, News


It’s the latest from the team behind the DON’T F*** IN THE WOODS movies.

Concept Media’s STRANDED, which we first told you about here, has its world premiere at HorrorHound Weekend, taking place in Cincinnati September 9-11, as part of the HorrorHound Film Festival. It’s up for numerous awards there (see graphic below), and director Shawn Burkett, who scripted with Cheyenne Gordon, says, “I’m so thankful and honored for the premiere and nominations! So much love and research went into this film, and I just can’t wait for people to be able to see it!” Adds producer Chris Gierowski, “Our productions keep getting bigger and better, and these noms are just the proof of that.”

Dale Miller, Brittany Blanton, Scott Gillespie, Mike Pleska, Peyton Pleska, Tamara Glynn and Rob Collins star in STRANDED; the synopsis: “After the passing of their mother, a group of siblings drive across state to spread her ashes. They become stranded when their car breaks down on a country road in the woods. Unknown to them, a very tall and hairy creature has stumbled upon their car and they have to overcome their family trauma and work together if they want to survive the night.”

STRANDED will be distributed by Wild Eye Releasing in 2023, as part of a deal with Concept Media that also includes ANIMAL INSIDE (coming September 13), DON’T F*** IN THE WOODS 2 (out October 11; see details here) and the documentary WHAT HAPPENS IN THE WOODS: THE STORY OF DON’T F*** IN THE WOODS, for which a date has yet to be determined.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).