Sadly, STORM WARNING is going direct-to-video in the U.S., even though it was one of the best films to screen at last year’s Screamfest film fetival in Hollywood. Here is the press release from distributor Dimension Films:
A “tense tale of terror down under” (All Movie Guide), Storm Warning lands with a fury in an Unrated DVD February 5, 2008 from Genius Products and The Weinstein Company’s Dimension Extreme label. From the director of Urban Legend, Storm Warning won two L.A. Screamfest awards – Best Special Effects and Best Score – when it premiered at the festival in October of 2007. Caught in a massive storm that throws them off course, a young couple is stranded on a remote island where they seek refuge in an abandoned farmhouse. Once there, they soon realize they are not alone and are being held hostage by a group of deranged killers. The film features bloodcurdling performances from Robert Taylor (Rogue, Ned Kelly), Mathew Wilkinson (Ghost Rider) and Nadia Fares (War). Directed by Jamie Blanks (Urban Legend, Valentine), Storm Warning was written by Everett De Roche and was produced by Gary Hamilton (Wolf Creek).
The Storm Warning unrated DVD features an extended version of the film with feature commentary by director Jamie Blanks, writer Everett DeRoche, actor Robert Taylor, cinematographer Karl Von Moller and special FX artist Justin Dix.
You can check out our video of the Q&A session with director Jamie Blanks below, or you can read the transcript here.