Ahead of the January 18, 2019 release, RLJ Entertainment has dropped the first official trailer for Cinestate’s The Standoff At Sparrow Creek over at Collider. We were fortunate enough to catch the film at this year’s Fantastic Fest, and although my Top 10 of 2018 hasn’t been finalized yet, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek has a guarantee spot.You can read our full review HERE, where I don’t shut up about how amazing this movie is, calling it “90 minutes of unfiltered anxiety“.
Written and directed by Henry Dunham, The Standoff At Sparrow Creek celebrated its world premiere at the 2018 Toronto Film Festival as part of the Midnight Madness programme. The movie is a must-see for film noir fans, and features amazing performances from John Badge Dale (Hold The Dark), Brian Geraghty (The Hurt Locker), Patrick Fischler (Mulholland Drive), Happy Anderson (Mindhunter), Robert Aramayo (Game of Thrones), Gene Jones (The Sacrament) and Chris Mulkey (Whiplash).
After a shooting at a police funeral, reclusive ex-cop Gannon (Dale) finds himself unwittingly forced out of retirement when he realizes that the killer belongs to the same militia he joined after quitting the force. Understanding that the shooting could set off a chain reaction of copycat violence across the country, Gannon quarantines his fellow militiamen in the remote lumber mill they call their headquarters. There, he sets about a series of grueling interrogations, intent on ferreting out the killer and turning him over to the authorities to prevent further bloodshed.
The Standoff At Sparrow Creek is a production of Cinestate (Brawl in Cell Block 99, Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich) and XYZ Films (Mandy, Mom And Dad), and distributed by RLJ Entertainment. The film is currently scheduled hit theatres & VOD platforms January 18, 2019 and I cannot recommend this movie enough. Please, please, please – go see The Standoff At Sparrow Creek and let us know your thoughts on Twitter, Reddit, and in the Horror Movie Fiend Club on Facebook.