It was only a matter of time, right?
Cinema has a long tradition of turning festive dates into days of unwavering terror.
Halloween, Christmas, Easter, and more have all received a bloody treatment from genre filmmakers. But, just like you thought they were about to run out of days to disturb, comes a movie like Black Friday.
The term describes the Friday following Thanksgiving which arguably signals the start of the Christmas shopping rush. Retailers offer discounts and so on, but that’s not all this horror comedy is about.
Before we dive into it, here’s where to watch Black Friday …
Where to watch Black Friday
Black Friday is available to stream as a VOD rental on Amazon Video, Microsoft Store, Spectrum on Demand, and Redbox.
It is not yet available in the UK. However, using a VPN, it should be made accessible on the above platforms.
As for the price, it’s available on Amazon Video starting at just $ 6.99.
Embracing the storytelling and aesthetic of a B-movie, Casey Tebo’s film follows several workers at a toy store plagued by an alien substance.
The mysterious disruption turns infected people into zombies, and workers are tasked with fending off the threat of the craziest Black Friday event of their lives. Some familiar faces also appear …
Who saves this Black Friday?
The hilarious horror game has a number of beloved actors as well as rising stars.
Check out the central cast and their respective roles below:
- Devon Sawa (Final destination) as Ken
- Ivana Baquero (Pan’s Labyrinth) like Marnie
- Ryan Lee (Super 8) as Chris
- Stephen Peck (Released) as Brian
- Michael Jai White (Dragged through concrete) like Archie
- Bruce Campbell (evil Dead) as Jonathan
- Louie Kurtzman (Installer) like Emmett
- Stephen O’Neil Martin (Remember the titans) as an All Mart employee
“Now I’m interested”
A big draw for Black Friday audiences will see Bruce Campbell return in a horror comedy, and it won’t disappoint.
The actor is best known for playing Ash in Sam Raimi evil Dead trilogy and the TV series Ash vs. the Evil Dead.
During a conversation with Bloody Disgusting, Bruce explained that he didn’t want to come aboard just to rehash Ash:
“I just wanted Casey [Tebo] only to realize he’s not hiring Ash. I didn’t take the role because I thought I could turn this manager into a macho hero. The bottom line is… and that’s what I think makes most of the movie interesting… these aren’t the people you want. [get attacked] by aliens, especially on their worst day. When they are already completely overwhelmed.
Addressing what attracted him to the project, he added, “So I liked it because of that. And I liked that my character was a loser running a loser toy store; that’s who you attack with aliens. Because now I’m interested.
Black Friday is now broadcast on VOD.
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