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Head “DOWNRANGE” as Ryuhei Kitamura’s shocker hits Shudder; debut date and poster

Monday, March 26, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Director Ryuhei Kitamura, whose credits include VERSUS, GODZILLA: FINAL WARS and THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN, has helmed perhaps his most brutal film yet with DOWNRANGE, and the news just broke about its release. Read on for the info and the first look at the poster.

Horror streaming specialist Shudder has announced its acquisition of DOWNRANGE, and will debut it exclusively on April 26. The movie, which premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, was scripted by Joey O’Bryan from a story by him and Kitamura, and stars Kelly Connaire, Stephanie Pearson, Rod Hernandez-Farella, Anthony Kirlew, Alexa Yeames and Jason Tobias. The synopsis: “Six college students are carpooling cross-country when one of their tires blows out on a desolate stretch of country road. Getting out to fix the flat, they quickly discover that this was no accident. The tire was shot out. With their vehicle incapacitated, the group is pinned down and mercilessly attacked by an unseen assailant as they desperately attempt to find a way to escape.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.