Tense New Thriller “After The End” Premieres In Home Theaters Everywhere August 17, 2021

A suspenseful story of life after a viral pandemic, the tense new thriller After the End will premiere in home theaters on Digital, On Demand and on DVD August 17th, 2021 from Shout! Studios. An unsettling tale about a duo who dare to hope while trying to navigate their survival in a difficult new world, After the End stars Alex Frnka (The Inbetweeners), Justin Hall (Jeepers Creepers III), and Dot-Marie Jones (The Boondock Saints) and is directed by Ron Hanks (Lee & Bree).

After years on his own in a post-pandemic Oklahoma, a 17 year-old doomsday prepper meets a pregnant girl who brings companionship, but also the danger of a gun-wielding group of survivors hellbent on building a new world.

Tense New Thriller AFTER THE END Premieres On Demand; Digital and DVD

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After all of us have experienced this pandemic for over a year now. It tends to blur the lines of reality and horror. Making the thought of a cataclysmic event all that more terrifying. What once seemed like fantasy. Experienced through the lens of a projector; from the safety of the theater. Suddenly seems frighteningly real.

After The End is a film told through the eyes of people surviving a decaying world of a global pandemic. A film that offers hope for the human experience when the world has gone mad.

Originally titled I’m OK. After The End premiered at the Bare Bones Film Festival in April, 2017.
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Directed by Ron Hanks. Written by Joshua Scher; based on his novel of the same name. The film stars Alex Frnka (The Axe Murders Of Villisca), Justin Dwayne Hall (Jeepers Creepers 3), Dot-Marie Jones (The Boondock Saints) and Kevin E. West (Social Nightmare)

Synopsis: After years on his own in a post-pandemic Oklahoma, a 17 year-old doomsday prepper meets a pregnant girl who brings companionship, but also the danger of a gun-wielding group of survivors hellbent on building a new world.

 

“Director Ron Hanks blows up the fantasy post-pandemic journey, reigniting our collective conversation on how to survive”. — The Drill Mag

Experience for yourself this post pandemic thriller and remember that we may well survive this one. But the next one is right around the corner. If you have any thoughts and would like to continue the conversation, you can leave a comment below or on our Facebook page, Twitter, or Instagram. You can now find Dread Central on Google News or you can carry on the vibe with me personally on Twitter @psychobillychef!

TRAILER RELEASE: Director Ron Hanks Delivers Heart-Pounding Post-Viral Thriller AFTER THE END

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Director Ron Hanks’ AFTER THE END comes out August 17th (from Shout! Studios) on all major digital platforms and I cannot wait for you to see it. Director Ron Hanks combines his imaginative vision with cinematographer Elizabeth Hodgman Hanks’ impossibly fertile visual storytelling, a pleasure to watch while my heart pounds away at the ever-present danger of survivors’ desperation.

Occasionally a commentary of the burden put on young people to carry our culture in apocalyptic times, Hanks doesn’t shy away from the realities of patriarchal oppression that is magnified under stress. The physically large will have their heyday as well and the procreators will be considered a commodity. The weak in body will play dead to survive, those with amo will be able to bargain, and the dark of night will carry your worst nightmares – all of this seems ordinary for the genre, but this is no ordinary experience. We get a glimpse into a doomsday-prepper’s worst fear, their apprentice will have to travel into the new world before they are ready. The teenage boy in training for the apocalypse had never really gotten through the coming-of-age he was owed by the old world. He is ill-equipped for everything ahead. And following him is both heartbreaking and invigorating.

“A coming-of- age story that follows a 17-year- old doomsday prepper in Oklahoma, who turns out to be right and prepares for everything except being lonely.”

IMDB

Justin Dwayne Hall‘s leading hero “Addison” is slow to react, smart, and soft-hearted. These are qualities of a future civilization, not necessarily the soul who gets past the liminal space of wandering nightmares. Alex Frnka (The Inbetweeners, Deadly Detention)’s cold and guarded “Ava” unravels the horrors of biology and a dark world. She embodies what I fear most in anarchy. As this is a spoiler-free review, I’ll opt to keep my attention to just these two young people. There is pain, loneliness, and ultimately a roadtrip harkening to simpler times. This limited moment of joy is a much needed breath, however short lived.

Director Ron Hanks excels in pacing a usually painfully slow or unrealistic action-packed post-viral thriller to keep audiences guessing. His prepper takes us on a unique adventure that feels dangerously grounded and actionable for today’s audience. Cinematographer Elizabeth Hodgman Hanks exposes Oklahoma’s never-before-explored fascinating terrain while director Ron Hanks blows up the fantasy post-pandemic journey, reigniting our collective conversation on how to survive and where we want to be AFTER THE END.

Enjoy the trailer, make a note to pre-order the film when it comes out, and follow director Ron Hanks’ next adventures HERE

Also, listen to the digital album byGeoffrey Burch for “After The End” HERE

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