Film will star Jacob Batalon, Robbie Kay, Barbara Dunkelman, Nick Rutherford, and Tate Donovan

By Clark Collis
August 01, 2017 at 09:00 AM EDT
Rooster Teeth

Austin-based company Rooster Teeth has begun production on a new horror-comedy, Blood Fest.

The film is written and directed by Owen Egerton and stars Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Robbie Kay (Heroes: Reborn), Barbara Dunkelman (RWBY), Nick Rutherford (SNL, Crunch Time), and Tate Donovan (The Man in the High Castle).

In Blood Fest, fans flock to a festival celebrating the most iconic horror movies, only to discover that the charismatic showman behind the event has a diabolical agenda. As attendees start dying off, three teenagers with more horror-film wits than real-world knowledge must band together and battle through every madman, monstrosity, and terrifying scenario if they have any hope of surviving.

Rooster Teeth previously produced the 2015 science fiction comedy Lazer Team. The company is also responsible for the long-running web series Red vs. Blue and RWBY.

“As we expand our film slate, we’re keeping our focus on fresh, ambitious projects like Blood Fest,” said Rooster Teeth cofounder and CEO Matt Hullum, in a statement. “At Rooster Teeth, we’ve always prided ourselves on taking chances to support uniquely talented artists, and we’re excited to continue that tradition as we develop more films for our audience and beyond.”

“I am thrilled to be collaborating with Rooster Teeth on this wild, funny, and terrifying love note to horror, said Egerton. “Rooster Teeth is a mind-blowing playpen of talent and energy. They are the perfect company to bring Blood Fest to life.”

Blood Fest will appear on Rooster Teeth’s premium SVOD service FIRST and on Xbox One, Apple TV, iOS, and Android apps.

See images of the Blood Fest cast below.

Image of Jacob Batalon by Larry Hamilton
Image of Robbie Kay courtesy of Rooster Teeth
Image of Barabra Dunkelman by Wes Ellis
Image of Nick Rutherford courtesy of Rooster Teeth
Image of Tate Donovan courtesy of Rooster Teeth