Sometime a film’s buzz has a curious, firework-esque lifespan: there’s a lot of dazzle and noise at first, and then a quick dissipation into the ether. This seemed to happen to 2013 Fantastic Film Fest hit “We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place.” Met with heaps of praise out of that genre festival, we’ve barely heard about the movie a word since. But that’s about to change as it’s roaring back to life. Our Fantastic Fest review (quotes from which are featured on the poster and trailer for the film) says the thriller “offers the kind of clean, elegant storytelling whose emotional impact eclipses the cosmetic horrors of its counterparts while announcing the arrival of considerable new filmmaking talents.”
Now retitled “Bad Turn Worse,” a new poster and trailer for the film has arrived. Directed by Simon Hawkins and Zeke Hawkins, the picture is a Texas-set crime thriller, and the official synopsis should elucidate a little bit more:
After a weekend of partying with stolen money, three Texas teens (Jeremy Allen White, Logan Huffman, and Mackenzie Davis) find themselves indebted to a sociopathic criminal named Giff (Mark Pellegrino in a breakout performance). To pay their debt, Giff forces the teens to steal from his boss, a money-laundering gangster named Big Red (William Devane). Things go from bad to worse when betrayal, distrust, and corruption complicate an already dangerous plan. This stylish and emotional crime thriller is the stunning directorial debut of Simon and Zeke Hawkins.
“Bad Turn Worse” stars Jeremy Allen White (“Shameless“), Mackenzie Davis (AMC‘s “Halt and Catch Fire,” “Breathe In“), Logan Huffman (“V“) Mark Pellegrino (“The Big Lebowski,” “Supernatural“), and William Devane (“The Dark Knight Rises,” “24: Live Another Day”). The film opens in select cities nationwide and on demand everywhere on November 14th from Starz Digital Media. Check out the new poster and trailer below.