When I began to watch a seemingly obscure little movie called The Barn (read my review here) last year, I had no idea how much I would come to love it once those final credits rolled. Sure, Fangoria had done an entire feature on writer/director Justin Seaman’s (read our interview with him here) first horror film, but did that guarantee greatness? I should have trusted the Fangoria instincts because The Barn became one of my favorite films of 2016 and one I recommend to every horror nerd I know. Between the retro feel, the awesome punkabilly music, the original score by Rocky Gray (10/31 2017), former member of the Grammy award-winning rock group, Evanescence, the hugely talented cast (Return of the Living Dead’s Linnea Quigley, Friday the 13th’s Ari Lehman, Mitchell Musolino, Will Stout, Courtland Woodard, Nikki Strange, Nickolaus Joshua and Lexi Dripps), the hilarious script and the absolutely terrifying creatures, I just can’t say enough about the gloriously blood-soaked film. Now that The Barn has hit Blu-ray, it comes with some gorgeous cover art drawn by Graham Humphreys, a boatload of special features and even a few signed copies. Check it out!
Says Justin Seaman:
“I’ve always been a huge fan of Graham Humphreys artwork, so I was shocked when I heard he attended the film’s London premier at World Wide Weird and enjoyed The Barn so much that he wanted to create an original piece. I got in contact with him and told him I was looking to do some new art for the Blu-ray release, but this time I wanted to show scenes from the film. There is a bonus feature on the disc that includes audience reactions created by filmmaker Emma Dark from the London show and Graham is one of them. During this filmed interview is when he actually suggests that I reach out to him about it, so it’s pretty cool to watch that and then pick up the Blu-ray cover and see that it actually happened.”
It’s Halloween 1989 and best friends Sam and Josh (Mitchell Musolino and Will Stout) are trying to enjoy their last “Devil’s Night” before graduating high school. Trouble soon arises when the two pals and a group of friends (Lexi Dripps, Cortland Woodard, Nikki Darling and Nickolaus Joshua) take a detour on their way to a rock concert, finding an old abandoned barn and awakening the evil inside…The Boogeyman, Hallowed Jack and The Candycorn Scarecrow. Now it’s up to Sam and Josh to find a way to protect their friends and defeat the creatures that lurk within The Barn.
There are so many extras on this Blu, it will make your eyes bleed. Not only are there over 90 minutes of bonus info, footage and commentary, but the super cool Graham Humphreys insert sleeve is reversible, showing the original Sadist Art Designs artwork on the flip side. There’s also an hour long documentary called The Making of a Nightmare that tells the story of The Barn, from its humble beginnings as a young boy’s dream to the profound indie success that it is today, as well as interviews with Linnea Quigley, Ari Lehman and Rocky Gray.
Feature Film: 80 Mins (UNRATED)
Bonus Content Info:
- Audio Commentary by Justin M. Seaman (Writer/Director), Mitchell Musolino (Actor – “Sam”) and Zane Hershberger (Director of Photography)
- “The Making of a Nightmare” Documentary – Cast and Crew Interviews (Including Ari Lehman, Linnea Quigley and Rocky Gray)
- Gag Reel
- Deleted and Extended Scenes
- Alternate Ending
- “Harvest” Music Video by Rebel Flesh
- “All Hallow’s Eve” short film
- “World Wide Weird” London premiere reactions
- Original storybook
- Reversible cover artwork by Marc Schoenbach and Graham Humphreys
Number of Discs: 1
Single Layer Blu-ray Disc (25GB)
Region Free (Factory Pressed/NOT BD-R)
Unrated/Color/16:9 Widescreen/80 Mins
This fantastic Blu-ray edition of The Barn available at www.thebarnmerch.com
What do you think? Will you be picking up a Blu-ray copy of The Barn? Will you be trying for one of those autographed covers? Let us know in the comments!