NYC! FANGORIA will take you to “WYRMWOOD” for FREE on Wednesday, February 11th!Home,Movies/TV,News Fangoria Staff
For those keeping their eyes on indie horror, there’s few flicks as anticipated as IFC Midnight’s WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD, the Australian thrill-ride that fuses the aesthetics of THE ROAD WARRIOR against a post-apocalyptic zombie wasteland. And for New York bound FANGORIA readers, you can be the first to see it in the Big Apple FOR FREE!
That’s right: FANGORIA will host a free screening of the latest IFC Midnight flick on Wednesday, February 11th at 7:30 p.m. at New York City’s IFC Center (323 Sixth Avenue at 3rd Street; 212-924-7771). Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner and co-written with his brother Tristan, this Aussie zombie flick has won rave reviews at film festivals all over the world and FANGO’s screening marks WYRMWOOD’s New York premiere, which will be hosted by Fango’s new web chief Ken Hanley.
As mentioned, this Fango screening of WYRMWOOD is a free show; to obtain tickets, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must list “WYRMWOOD” as your subject line. Offer is good for you and one guest. Names will be checked at the door, so tell us your full name in the email. Offer is first come, first served, and we will confirm your rsvp. Seating is not guaranteed, however.
This special screening comes courtesy of IFC Films, who will release WYRMWOOD on its IFC Midnight label next month, both in select theaters and on multiple VOD platforms (cable VOD, iTunes, Xbox, PlayStation, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and SundanceNow). Gushing with praise for WYRMWOOD, the critics say:
“Wildly apocalyptic with dollops of silliness, WYRMWOOD: ROAD OF THE DEAD proves to be a splendidly gritty affair, a tale that feels like it’s being told from the back of a jeep as it races away from doomsday on a very bumpy road in Australia.”—Peter Martin, Twitch Film
“[WYRMWOOD] has an insane, splatter-filled momentum. An impressive feature debut and I think the Roache-Turner brothers future is bright.”—Ryan Turek, Shock Till You Drop
And in Fango’s own review, Shawn Macomber said, “[WYRMWOOD] is actually full of blunt scares, unsettling imagery, and WALKING DEAD-esque ‘They’re closing in on us!’ tension, executed with admirable verve and precision.”
Find out more about WYRMWOOD at its official Facebook page and you can check out the latest trailer below. You can also see Fango #339 for a special preview of the film, and make sure to watch for more Fango screening announcements throughout the winter. See you at the show!