Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! Not quite the apex predators on the loose in Chris Wojcik’s upcoming horror comedy Rise of the Animals but the whole project doesn’t seem to take itself too seriously and…
Strangely enough, less than two weeks ago, myself, The Harleyquin and Andy himself had a bit of a chat about gaps in the animal horror sub-genre and it looks like writer, director and producer Chris Wojcik has had the same idea!
Rise of the Animals comes with the following synopsis:
“After infiltrating an all girl’s slumber party in a remote cabin, Wolf, an awkward pizza delivery driver spends a passionate evening with a beautiful teen named Samantha. The next morning Samantha is gone, and the cabin in the woods is attacked by a family of deer. After a brutal massacre the cabin is bathed in the blood and gruesome remains of deer and teenage girl. Wolf, his best friend Jake, and Jake’s sister Rachel are the only one’s left standing.
Wolf finds Samantha’s cell phone amidst the blood bath, and the trio set out on an epic, cross-country journey to return the lost phone to the girl of Wolf’s dreams. As animals across the globe turn on humanity and society quickly collapses into chaos, Wolf’s determined spirit pushes him forward against all odds. But is she worth it?”
Rise of the Animals gets its straight to DVD release in the US tomorrow (1st May 2012) and with a near-zero budget and high gore content, Rise of the Animals is set to go straight to The Harleyquin’s Menagerie but I have to admit a fondness for the DVD cover art with the squirrel gnawing on the eyeball and the tagline “Bambi doesn’t want a fucking salad.“
Check out the trailer below…