The post-apocalyptic, punk rock gang fight that is Jovanka Vuckovic’s Riot Girls is set to kick in the doors of your local movie theatre September 13, 2019. The film is an official selection of the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival, where it will celebrate its North American premiere Sunday, July 28 and the first trailer for this bloody-knuckled street fight of a film has officially dropped. Check it out below!
Horror fans will no doubt remember Jovanka Vuckovic from her segment in the horror anthology XX (2017), and as the longstanding editor of Rue Morgue magazine. Riot Girls is Vuckovic’s feature film debut, directing from a script penned by Katherine Collins (Lost in Space). The film stars Madison Iseman (Annabelle Comes Home) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel), with Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid), and Alexandre Bourgeois (Departure) rounding out the cast.
Madison Iseman (Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle) and Paloma Kwiatkowski (Bates Motel) star in Riot Girls, which takes place after a mysterious illness has killed all adults, leaving the town of Potter’s Bluff divided into two factions – the ‘East side’, made up of scavengers, and the ‘West side’, which hoards its wealth in the former high school and is ruled by a tyrant played by Munro Chambers (Turbo Kid).
When Jack (Alexandre Bourgeois, “Departure”), an Eastsider, is forced to kill two Westsiders while on a scavenging mission, he is captured and taken back to the West side where he awaits public execution. Jack’s sister, Nat (Iseman), and her best friend, Scratch (Kwiatkowski), must cross into dangerous territory if they hope to save him. Their treacherous journey reveals not only the power of their love, but the depths of their courage.
Riot Girls celebrates its North American premiere at the 2019 Fantasia Film Festival Sunday, July 28 in beautiful Montreal. The Fantasia Film Festival runs until August 1, 2019 in beautiful Montreal, Canada. Click HERE to check out all of our continued coverage of the festival, and be sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to see silly photos, immediate film reactions, and the occasional photo of lunch.