By MICHAEL GINGOLD
Following its world premiere at the UK’s FrightFest, it’s headed to another high-profile booking and general release.
Dark Sky Films has announced that HERD will have its U.S. debut at New York Comic-Con on Thursday, October 12 with the filmmakers and cast in attendance, followed by its theatrical and digital release the following day, October 13. Platforms carrying the movie will include iTunes/AppleTV, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Prime Video, Vudu, DirecTV U-Verse, DISH and Vubiquity. Directed by Steven Pierce from a script he wrote with James Allerdyce, it stars Ellen Adair, Mitzi Akaha, Corbin Bernsen (THE DENTIST), Jeremy Holm (THE RANGER, BROOKLYN 45), Dana Snyder, Timothy V. Murphy and Amanda Fuller. The synopsis: “When Jamie Miller [Adair] and her wife, Alex Kanai [Akaha], try to save their failing marriage by going on a canoe trip in rural Missouri, they find themselves stranded after an accident. Alex breaks her leg during a canoe flip and they must slowly make their way to the nearest small town for help. Upon arriving they find it has been overrun by virus-infected ‘Heps’ and extreme right-wing local militias who are battling them. The leader of one of the groups, ‘Big John Gruber’ [Holm], shuttles them to safety at his bunker, where they are welcomed by a seemingly friendly group of locals, but after witnessing personal and gruesome horrors, the women know they must escape. Jamie and Alex now find themselves on the run, caught between the group that saved them, a competing militia, and the growing infected Hep threat.”