Amidst news of satanic cults roaming the streets and killing people, Alexis (Alexandra Daddario), Bev (Amy Forsyth), and Val (Maddie Hasson) decide to go on a road trip to see their favorite heavy metal band, Soldiers of Satan, live. An accident on the way leads them to meet Mark (Keean Johnson), Kovacs (Logan Miller), and Ivan (Austin Swift), all of whom they meet again during the concert. The six bond and, after the show, they all head to Alexis’ house to get to know each other more. As soon as they arrive at their destination, violence ensues. Directed by Marc Meyers.~Jinko Labitag
"Envisioning Darkness" featurette
Commentary with director Marc Meyers and writer Alan Trezza
With terrific acting performances by its 7 member main cast, written banter nearly identical to that of myself and my friends in our youth, and all set in the heavy metal 80's, this film had every opportunity to be a cult classic. This film could have leaned more heavily on 80's nostalgia and the campy humor of 80's horror. Instead it leans on tension and suspense like so many modern horror films do. It's not a bad movie; It's just not great...and it could have been.