Exclusive FOUNDERS DAY Trailer Teases A Political Bloodbath

Erik and Carson Bloomquist's electoral-themed slasher hit theaters in January 2024.

By Amber T · @hornbloodfire · November 13, 2023, 12:57 PM EST

Fresh off today's news via The Hollywood Reporter that political slasher Founders Day has been picked up by Dark Sky for North America, we've got a brand new exclusive trailer for you today that brings us a closer look at this mysterious masked slasher...

The latest from writing-director sibling duo Erik and Carson Bloomquist (She Came From The Woods), Founders Day marks the reunion of 13 Reasons Why duo Devin Druid and Amy Hargreaves, who join an ensemble cast including Naomi Grace (NCIS), William Russ (Boy Meets World), Catherine Curtin (Stranger Things), Emilia McCarthy (SkyMed), and Olivia Nikkanen (The Society).

The short but sweet plot synopsis reads as follows:

In the film, a small town is shaken by a series of ominous killings in the days leading up to a heated mayoral election. 

An award winner at this year’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Founders Day has been enjoying a successful festival run with stops at London's FrightFest, Popcorn Frights, and San Sebastián Horror and Fantasy Film Festival. 

Speaking to THR, the Bloomquist brothers had this to say of their new-found distribution deal:

We’re very happy to be partnering with the team at Dark Sky who know and love the power of genre cinema like we do [...] As the chaos of modern politics rages, The Founder is primed and ready to be unleashed on American audiences.

Founders Day hits theaters on January 19, 2024, and you can read more about it in the upcoming issue of FANGORIA! Now here's our exclusive trailer to get you in the mood...