Described as an even darker mix of The Forest, The Blair Witch Project and Insidious, Marcel Walz's (Blind, Blood Feast) Rootwood will be released on VOD platforms in the UK on November 25th by genre film specialists Evolutionary Films.
The film follows two students, Jessica (Elissa Dowling) and William (Tyler Gallant), who host "The Spooky Hour", a podcast about paranormal phenomena and urban legends. When they are hired by the Hollywood film producer Laura Benott (Felissa Rose) to produce a horror documentary about the curse of the wooden devil, they smell a chance to become famous. Together with their friend Erin (Sarah French) they enter Rootwood Forest and investigate the area to find out the truth about the wooden devil and his victims.
"We’ve been very excited to be bringing this spine-tingling roller-coaster of a film to genre audiences around the world ever since the trailer dropped last year and raced to 40,000 views in virtually no time at all," said Evolutionary Films CEO, John Adams. "Now that Rootwood is finally here, we can’t wait for people to see it!"
Brandon Rhea (Ultimate Justice) and Tiffani Fest (Serena Waits) also star.
Walz directed the film from a screenplay by Mario von Czapiewski (Cannibal Diner, Playing with Dolls: Havoc).
Rootwood will be released on all the major UK platforms including iTunes, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Sky Store, and Vubiquity.