“The Heretics”: New Film Coming from the Makers of “Bite” And “Bed of the Dead”

A woman on an altar in the woods surrounded by bodies

Black Fawn Films and Breakthrough Entertainment, the people behind Bite (2016) and Bed of the Dead (2016), have announced their latest film offering, The Heretics. The film is directed by  Bite director/co-writer  Chad Archibald, written by  Bite co-writer  Jayme Laforest, and lensed by Jeff Maher, director/co-writer of  Bed of the Dead.

The premise sounds pretty promising:

The Heretics features a young girl who is abducted by a man, after he claims that a cult is hunting her. His goal is to protect her until sunrise but while restrained, the young girl falls deathly ill. While her friends and family search for her, the source of her illness becomes more and more apparent. She’s not sick…she’s changing.


A man looking ominous
A still from The Heretics

The Heretics sounds like it could be a fun mashup of an  evil cult film with a psychological thriller. There are even some possible hints of a creature feature/body horror aspect being involved.  

We’ve reviewed a couple of Black Fawn Films’ recent pictures on the site previously. The Black Saint was a little underwhelmed by their body horror film Bite (2016), but Doc Rotten enjoyed their killer bed movie Bed of the Dead (2016) a bit more.

Bite” (2016) Needs More Than A Bit Of Ointment… – The Black Saint
Bed of the Dead” (Fantasia 2016): The Best Killer Bed Movie of 2016 – Doc Rotten


From the director of "Bite": "The Heretics"
Poster for the upcoming film The Heretics



Paul Cardullo
Paul Cardullo is a North Carolina indy filmmaker and horror fan. His tastes range from art-house horror to low-budget schlock to indie gems to Slovenia killer hillbilly flicks. When not watching films, he helps make them. From actor to boom operator to doughnut wrangler, he makes himself useful wherever he can. Paul believes it is sometimes necessary to suffer for one’s art. He has endured being covered in [censored], having [censored] thrown at him, and spending over a year with muttonchops and a 70’s-style mustache. When not being abused for the sake of his craft, Paul works on computers and watches as many obscure (and not so obscure) movies as he can fit in.