Trench 11 is a Canadian production that has made its way around the globe, and winning accolades at various film festivals including Toronto After Dark, Mexico’s Morbido Film Fest, and the UK’s Dead By Dawn Horror Film Festival. Returning home for a quick, but well-earned victory lap, Trench 11 will makes it way across Canada for the enjoyment of homegrown horror fans. Mark your calendars fiends, because Trench 11 may be opening at a theatre near you next weekend.
Raven Banner Releasing, who have previously distributed Todd and the Book of Pure Evil: The End of the End, Tonight She Comes and Victor Crowley, have announced that screenings of Trench 11 will take place in the following eight cities beginning Friday August 31st, for a one week limited engagement:
- Toronto – Cineplex Yonge & Dundas
- Montreal – Cineplex Latin Quarter
- Côte Saint-Luc – Cineplex Odeon Cavendish Mall
- Vancouver – Cineplex Park Theatre
- Winnipeg – Cineplex Odeon McGillivray
- Calgary – Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire
- Halifax – Cineplex Cinemas Parklane
- Ottawa – The Mayfair Cinema
Trench 11 is from director Leo Scherman, who is best known for co-creating the Gemini-winning series Cock’d Gunns. The film follows a Canadian tunneller named Berton who has to lead a team of American and British troops to a secret underground German base where a deadly new biological weapon is being created. Naturally though, the situation is much more dire because the virus is already loose and turns everyone infected into mindless killers. The film takes place in northern France, in the waning days of the First World War, but it was filmed in and around the Winnipeg area.
Our very own Chris Aitken’s described Trench 11 as a refreshing “new spin on the tired formula [with] and attention to detail [and] a good amount of gore effects“. Trench 11 stars Rossif Sutherland (River, Hyena Road), Karine Vanasse (The Forbidden Room, Polytechnique), Charlie Carrick (Reign), Shaun Benson (ARQ, Channel Zero), Ted Atherton (River), and German actor Robert Stadlober (Crazy, Summer Storm).
If you can’t make it to the theatre, don’t worry, Trench 11 will be available on Digital and VOD on September 4. For American horror fans, distribution of Trench 11 is being handled by RLJ Entertainment, so stay tuned for release information.