Monarch Home Entertainment has picked up the creature horror film “The Sand” for domestic release on October 13, just in time for Halloween.
An homage to classic 80’s B-horror films like “Tremors,” “The Sand” follows a group of hungover young adults who awake to a beating sun and a seemingly carnivorous beach that devours anything with a heartbeat that touches the sand. Mitchel Musso, Jamie Kennedy and Brooke Butler star.
“This movie was an intentional effort to take a beloved and niche genre, and elevate the story above contemporary expectations,” says producer Gato Scatena. “We’re proud of this one. It’s in the classic creature-feature wrapping paper, but contains above-average character arcs formulated by the writers [Alex Greenfield & Ben Powell], and tailored execution by our director and DP [Issac Gabaeff and Matt Wise respectively].”
The creature feature premiered at Britain’s FrightFest 2015.