Ahead of its limited release in select theaters, Roxy Shih's Painkillers has debuted its trailer. The film is an all-new genre-twisting dramatic thriller set for release in select theaters January 31st and on VOD February 4th, 2019.
In the film, "After a terrible car crash in which his son dies, brilliant surgeon John Clarke, tormented by guilt, becomes prey to unbearable physical pain. While his marriage starts disintegrating, John soon finds out that the only thing that can ease his pain is the taste of human blood. When he encounters Herb Morris, a man who claims he can help him get his life back, John embarks upon a nightmarish journey through which he will either have to come to terms with his pain... or become a monster."
Shih directs from a script by Giles Daoust, Painkillers stars Adam Huss ("Power"), Madeline Zima ("Californication", "Twin Peaks") and Grant Bowler ("Defiance", "True Blood"), with a special appearance from Mischa Barton.
Luke Barnett and Vincent Masciale produced the film under their Lone Suspect banner alongside Giles Daoust for Title Media. Mike Macari (The Ring franchise), Alain Berliner (Golden Globe Winner for My Life in Pink) and Catherine Dumonceaux (Title Media) executive produce.
Check out the trailer below along with the film's key art.