A throwback to the early days of the found footage genre, The Outwaters will open in select theaters beginning February 9 from Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting. Following its theatrical run, it will stream exclusively on Screambox.
Memory cards unearthed in a remote stretch of the Mojave Desert tell the story of four travelers who vanished during a sun-drenched camping trip. One night, everything changes when the foursome is sent on a mind-bending voyage of unrelenting terror into a world of darkness that no human was ever meant to see.
The new trailer builds on the buzz for the visceral film, which began with an award-winning festival run — where it was hailed as one of the scariest movies of the year — and continued with its teaser trailer debuting in theaters with Terrifier 2.
Drawing comparisons to The Blair Witch Project and Skinamarink, writer-director Robbie Banfitch takes viewers on a descent into madness. "It's been a longtime dream to make a scary movie," says Banfitch. “I'm grateful that people will have a chance to watch The Outwaters on the silver screen because we need that. All of us. Somehow, terror feels good in a place like this."
The Outwaters stars Banfitch, Angela Basolis, Michelle May, Scott Schamell, and Leslie Ann Banfitch and features original music by Salem Belladonna. It's produced by Beau J. Genot and Banfitch with Robert Abramoff serving as executive producer.