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There’s more than one kind of “OUTSIDERS” in new sci-fi thriller; see the trailer

Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival, it’s seeing release next month.

Vertical Entertainment brings OUTSIDERS to theaters and VOD March 11. Directed by Delmar Washington from a script by Tucker Morgan, it stars Skylan Brooks, Rutina Wesley (TRUE BLOOD), Taryn Manning (KAREN), Shane West, Clark Backo and Bill Engvall. The synopsis: “When high school student Jaylen Brown [Brooks] finds himself under suspicion after his classmate disappears during a party, prejudice quickly begins to boil to the surface of his small southern town as all fingers point toward him. Working against the clock to clear his own name, he begins to unravel a massive web of secrets that all point to otherworldly forces at play.”

“I hope OUSIDERS will inspire audiences to expand the dialogue over racial tensions in America and how together, we can unite over a common ground,” says Washington, who makes his feature debut with this movie. “As the director, I’m beyond grateful to be partnering with Vertical to bring this film to the masses.”

“More than just a sci-fi thriller, OUTSIDERS shows how the bonds of family and friendship are tested when the inconceivable happens and there’s nowhere left to run,” says Vertical’s Rich Goldberg. “The emotionally charged performances by the entire cast are what originally drew us to the story and are sure to keep viewers breathless with anticipation.”

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.