Exclusive Trailer Premiere: ’80s Retro Slasher “LOST AFTER DARK”


Lately, one of the most appreciated revivals in the horror genre has been the full-on return to aesthetics of the ‘80s. With imaginative filmmakers exploring their low budget surroundings with an innate understanding of what made those cheap chillers in the ‘80s so enjoyable, seeing the aesthetics of that specific era again always warms a genre fans heart. And luckily, fans might be getting another dose of that ‘80s insanity with Ian Kessner’s LOST AFTER DARK, and FANGORIA is proud to premiere the exclusive first trailer for the fright film.

For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for LOST AFTER DARK…

Produced by Goldrush Entertainment’s Eric Gozlan and co-written by Bo Ransdell, LOST AFTER DARK takes place on Spring Ball, 1984. Adrienne, a straight-A student, joins her quarterback crush Sean and some friends in sneaking out of their high school dance for some unsupervised mayhem. The teens’ party plans hit a snag when they run out of gas on a deserted road. They head out on foot and discover a rundown farmhouse where they hope to find help. Instead they find themselves at the mercy of Junior Joad, a cannibal killer from an urban legend. After the brutal murder of one of their friends, the group’s quest for help becomes one of survival. Will anyone survive the night?

The exciting directing debut of writer/director Ian Kessner, LOST AFTER DARK is a loving but harrowing homage that takes audiences back to the decade when slashers ruled the silver screen, and proudly features visceral, old-school prosthetic “kills,” as well as pop songs pulsing to an electronic beat.


Starring Kendra Timmins (MIDNIGHT SUN), Justin Kelly (MAPS TO THE STARS), Mark Wiebe (SWEET KARMA), Robert Patrick (TERMINATOR 2: JUDGEMENT DAY), Eve Harlow (JENNIFER’S BODY), Stephan James (SELMA), Jesse Camacho (RAPTURE-PALOOZA) and Elise Gatien (iZOMBIE), LOST AFTER DARK hits Blu-ray and DVD on September 1st from Anchor Bay Entertainment. You can check out the exclusive trailer below, and make sure to check back here at FANGORIA.com for more from LOST AFTER DARK!

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