Framework Productions has today shared the first trailer for Steven Pierce’s action horror feature film Herd ahead of its world premiere at this year’s Pigeon Shrine FrightFest, on 26 August.
Directed by Pierce, from a script he co-wrote with James Allerdyce, the film stars Corbin Bernsen (Major League, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, “LA Law”), Timothy V. Murphy (“Snowpiercer,” “National Treasure: Book of Secrets”), Ellen Adair (“Homeland,” Bull, “The Sinner”), Mitzi Akaha (“Archive 81”) and Jeremy Holm (“Mr Robot,” House of Cards”).
Herd follows Jamie Miller (Adair) and her wife Alex (Akaha) who attempt to mend their fraying marriage by heading out on an isolated road trip in rural Missouri. After an accident, the women find themselves trapped back in Jamie’s small hometown, where her father (Bernsen) lives, which has been overrun by virus-infected ‘Heps’.
Big John Gruber (Holm) and his clan help Jamie and Alex by taking them to a local vet, who sets Alex’s leg. A horde of Heps descend on the vet’s office, forcing the group to flee to a warehouse the locals are using as a survival base.
At the warehouse, a rival militia led by Sterling (Murphy) arrives, claiming to want to trade supplies. When the deal goes sour, a battle breaks out between the two militia groups prompting Jamie to try and escape. Will they find a way to escape and find their way back home?
Commenting on today’s trailer and the FrightFest premiere news, Pierce said, “I am beyond enthusiastic that HERD is making its World Premiere at FrightFest in London. Alan Jones and his team put on one of the most exciting genre events in the world and I am so proud to be a contributor. Having the film be seen for the first time on such an incredible screen and in the heart of London is a filmmaker’s dream come true.”
Running from Thursday August 24 – Monday 28 August, Pigeon Shrine FrightFest is a joyful big screen celebration of genre cinema, offering a carnival of carnage, a smorgasbord of shock and a tableau of terror. This year, over five days, audiences can explore the magic of menace, mayhem and mischief with seventy films programmed across four screens. There are twenty-five world, twenty-three International / European and twelve UK premieres, with fourteen countries represented, spanning five continents.
Herd will have its World Premiere at FrightFest on 26th August.