Archstone Distribution (Machete) has partnered with Alliance Entertainment (The Criterion Collection) have partnered to release the horror-fantasy film Mermaid Down, arriving on Redbox later this month, followed by its Blu-ray release this January.
In the film, “A mermaid is ripped from the Pacific, her tail is hacked off with an ax, then thrown into a mental institution where no one believes she’s a mermaid. This is only the beginning of this mermaid’s plight as she bonds with a group of other women in peril and fights for her life in this brutal, dark fairy-tale coming out just in time for Halloween.”
Directed by Jeffrey Grellman, Mermaid Down is based on an award-winning script written by Grellman. The film was made for a mere $85K, yet manages to provide a big-budget spectacle featuring. all practical. The film was sold internationally at Cannes and premiered at the Grove in Los Angeles.
Alexandra Bokova, Drew Moore, Eryn Rea, Megan Therese Rippey, and Phillip Andre Botello star.
The strikingly original independent film takes mermaids past Splash and The Little Mermaid to their more violent origins, like The Odyssey, delivering an imaginative, wild ride within the low-budget horror genre.
“The adventure, the twists, the turns, and the poetic violence is relentless. The film is packed with powerful visuals, emotional resonance, and a sweeping score enhanced by the percussion of legendary TOOL drummer, Danny Carrey.
Mermaid Down swims on to Red Box on October 29th, followed by its Blu-ray and DVD release this January.