AMC’s Shudder to Surprise Release Acclaimed Indigenous Zombie Thriller Blood Quantum Tomorrow, April 28

A still from writer-director-editor-composer Jeff Barnaby’s horror movie, ‘Blood Quantum,’ which Shudder is set to surprise release tomorrow, April 28.

AMC’s horror streaming platform, Shudder is set to surprise release its newest original film, the acclaimed Indigenous zombie thriller, ‘Blood Quantum.’ The Canadian movie will be unveiled tomorrow, April 28 at midnight in the US, UK and Ireland, as a tentpole of Shudder’s “Halfway to Halloween Month” programming. The surprise distribution of the timely feature comes after it served as the opening night movie of the Toronto International Film Festival‘s 2019 Midnight Madness program.

‘Blood Quantum’ was written, directed, edited and composed by First Nations filmmaker, Jeff Barnaby, who frequently paints a stark and scathing portrait of post-colonial Indigenous life and culture in his work. He also regularly casts from within the Indigenous community; his new drama, which is set on the Mi’gmaq reserve, stars Michael Greyeyes (‘True Detective,’ ‘Fear the Walking Dead’), Forrest Goodluck (‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post,’ ‘The Revenant’), Kiowa Gordon (‘The Twilight Saga’), Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (‘The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open’), Olivia Scriven (‘Degrassi: Next Class’ and ‘The Next Generation’), Brandon Oakes (‘Rhymes For Young Ghouls’) and Gary Farmer (‘Dead Man,’ ‘Jimmy P’).

Shudder has distributed the following synopsis for ‘Blood Quantum,’ which is presented in both English and Mi’gmaq:

The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi’gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants, who are immune to the zombie plague. Traylor (Greyeyes), the tribal sheriff, must protect his son’s pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees and reserve riffraff from the hordes of walking white corpses.

'Blood Quantum's Official Red Band Trailer

Shudder has released the official red band trailer for writer-director-editor-composer Jeff Barnaby's horror thriller, 'Blood Quantum.'

Karen Benardello: As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.
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