Baccarin, Moseley, Wise & Shatner Fight To Your Last Death Hyperviolent Animated Movie Returns to the UK After A Year of 78 Nominations and 35 Awards Grimmfest May Madness Hosts Virtual Screening May 29-31
“A strikingly animated, carnage-filled romp that mashes up genres and packs some nice surprises” — Dread Central
“Raises ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ to a cosmic level and revels in its ability to annihilate convention.” — Rue Morgue
“Great animation that will have any horror or comic book fan happy” — Nightmarish Conjurings
To Your Last Death, the unique 2-D, hand-drawn, animated horror feature, winner of a remarkable 35 awards including Best Feature from Pasadena International Film Festival, Best WTF? Movie from Film Threat, Best Director from Horrorhound, and Best Horror Feature from Phoenix International Film Festival, returns to the UK for an exclusive in-competition virtual screening at Grimmfest 2021. The film screens all weekend at Grimmfest’s May Madness online event May 29-31st. To Your Last Death world premiered at London’s Arrow Video Frightfest.
“Based on our research, we are the second most award-winning horror feature of 2020,” says co-writer and executive producer Tanya Klein.
Quite an achievement for a twisted, low-budget animated movie which Film Threat rated 9/10 and raved “one of the best horror/action movies I’ve seen in a while”. To Your Last Death combines a wildly imaginative script with eye-popping animation. The film is anchored by a first-class voice cast: Morena Baccarin (Deadpool, “Firefly”, “Gotham”) as the mysterious Gamemaster, Ray Wise (“Twin Peaks”, Batman: The Killing Joke, Robocop), Dani Lennon (The Love Witch, Bite Me), Bill Moseley (House of 1000 Corpses, Repo! The Genetic Opera, The Devil’s Rejects), and William Shatner (the “Star Trek” franchise, “The Practice”) as the sadistic Overseer.
The Grimmfest screening also features a 40-minute panel discussion with To Your Last Death director Jason Axinn, writer/executive producers Tanya Klein and Jim Cirile, and lead actress Dani Lennon, moderated by Grimmfest’s Rachel Heyes and Claire Harrison.
“We’re incredibly excited to have been invited back to the UK by Grimmfest,” said Cirile. “This will be our Northern UK and Northern Ireland premiere; and it’s one hell of a way to cap our festival run.”
To Your Last Death is currently in release in the US and Canada on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Vudu and Tubi. International sales are being handled by Artist View Entertainment.
To Your Last Death features hand-drawn animation in a style reminiscent of “Archer” and “Metalocalypse.” According to executive producer and co-writer Jim Cirile, the film is “extremely violent, but it features dimensional, relatable characters and definitely has something to say. There’s political bite and social commentary and surprising depth.”
To Your Last Death was produced by Coverage Ink Films and directed by Jason Axinn, from a script by Coverage Ink’s Tanya Klein and Jim Cirile. Axinn produced alongside Cindi Rice and Paige Barnett. Tanya Klein, James Cirile, and John Frank Rosenblum served as executive producers. Carl Frank, best known for his work on Dungeons & Dragons and Magic the Gathering, led the art department. Rene G. Boscio composed the score.
After emerging as the sole survivor in a deadly revenge game set up by her father to punish his children, Miriam receives an offer from a supernatural entity to go back in time and try again. Now, Miriam must survive both her father’s blood lust and the Gamemaster’s ever-changing rules to save her siblings as she relives the worst night of her life.