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Rafters pick the wrong vacation spot in “THE CANYONLANDS”

Monday, January 25, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Beautiful scenery gets bloody in the new survival-horror film.

In its second genre announcement this afternoon, Freestyle Digital Entertainment has revealed a March 5 theatrical release date in all major U.S. markets for THE CANYONLANDS. The movie will then be available to rent and own on North American digital HD Internet, cable and satellite platforms as well as DVD March 9. Written, directed and produced by Brendan Devane, it stars Stephanie Barkley, Marqus Bobesich, Wayne Charles Baker, Dennis Connors and Sheldon Brown. The synopsis: “THE CANYONLANDS follows Lauren [Barkley], a river guide in southeastern Utah, who has been experiencing disturbing visions lately. Reluctantly agreeing to take five contest winners on an overnight trip down the Colorado, she soon finds herself struggling to keep it together with the visions. Camping for the night, the group becomes separated and lost in the labyrinth of canyons, and discovers they aren’t alone in the remote terrain. Stalked by an evil presence, Lauren and her guests are thrown into a 150-year-old feud, and Lauren must confront her visions to see the contest winners–and herself–through until morning.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.