Metal / Horror Crossover THE RETALIATORS Lands US Distribution

An interesting project – that recently wrapped a highly successful festival romp and according to Variety has landed itself a sweet distribution deal that will bring the film to US theaters later this year.

THE RETALIATORS stars, and features the music of, so of today’s biggest stars of heavy metal. The likes of Motley Crue, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Ice Nine Kills – and a whole slate of other headbangers not only play parts in the flick, but they’ve also contributed music that should make this soundtrack one of the heaviest releases of the year.

Here’s what is known – from Variety:

“Horror-thriller “The Retaliators,” which features music from Mötley Crue and Papa Roach, has sold into CineLife and Trafalgar Releasing for North America.

The Better Noise Films-produced movie will be released in the U.S. and Canada by CineLife Entertainment, and via Trafalgar Releasing for the rest of the world. A worldwide theatrical release is planned for Sept. 14.”

Check out the teaser trailer!

On the soundtrack front – we can expect that to be released on Sept. 16th but we’ll get our first taste of things to come on Aug. 5th when the soundtracks title track – The Retaliators – by Motley Crue but featuring Danny Worsnop from Asking Alexandria, Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills, and Matt Brandyberry from From Ashes to New as well. Gonna be looking forward to hearing that one.

Dave Dreher
Co-Founder / Lead News Reporter at Gruesome Magazine
Dave is co-founder and lead news reporter for Gruesome. Dave has built his resume working for Diabolique Magazine, The Horror Channel,, House of Horrors and Creature Corner. He has worked with Tom Savini on his official site since 1997 and is also co-host of the popular podcast Horror News Radio.