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New Folk Horror Film “THE BURNED OVER DISTRICT” Now Available on VOD

Tuesday, April 2, 2024 | News

By WILLIAM J. WRIGHT

Now available on Tubi, Amazon Prime, Walmart.com and other streaming platforms, THE BURNED OVER DISTRICT from filmmaking siblings James and Vince Coleman,¬†stars Jon Sheedy as Will, a grieving widower who escapes to a quiet town in western New York after his wife is killed in a devastating car crash. However, Will’s search for solace is shattered when he discovers the locals are harboring a terrifying secret. With the help of his sister, Katie (Amy Zubieta), he must face his own demons and an ancient evil worshipped by a sinister, centuries-old cult.

Filmed during the COVID-19 pandemic, THE BURNED OVER DISTRICT was shot on location in the real “burned-over district,” an area of central and western New York state that was the focus of a fervid 19th-century religious revival known as the Second Great Awakening. Fresh from a successful festival run that saw the film take home several awards, THE BURNED OVER DISTRICT has drawn comparisons to such films as The Void, with a style evocative of A24’s genre output.

Produced in association with White Lion Studios, LLC., the film was recently acquired by Cosmic Films for North American distribution. “We are beyond thrilled to release this cosmic horror nightmare. From supernatural thrills to gory action, it has something for every horror fan to enjoy,” Cosmic Films’ CEO, Danny Takacs, stated in a press release. “We are really proud to have our film on Tubi,” adds co-director James Coleman, who has been making horror movies with his brother Vince since childhood.

See the exciting trailer for this new indie folk-horror from Coleman Bros. Films below:

William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.