Glenn Danzig’s Death Rider in the House of Vampires is seeking distribution deals at the Cannes Film Market

Nearly two years have gone by since we heard anything about Death Rider in the House of Vampires, the second feature directorial effort from musician Glenn Danzig (following the infamous 2019 horror anthology Verotika – watch it HERE). At that time, the film was receiving a 200+ screen theatrical release in the United States… but after that theatrical run, the movie disappears. Now Screen Daily reports that VMI Worldwide is presenting Death Rider in the House of Vampires to potential distributors at the Cannes Film Market – so if deals are secured there, more of us will have a chance to see the movie soon.

Scripted by Danzig, who also composed the score, Death Rider in the House of Vampires is a Spaghetti Western where every single character is a vampire. The story centers on the Death Rider, who travels to the desert Vampire Sanctuary ruled by Count Holliday. The price of admission… one untouched virgin.

Here’s a longer synopsis: Clad all in black, the mysterious “Death Rider” travels thru the desert on horseback. His destination… Vampire Sanctuary. The entrance fee… one Female Virgin. Once inside he encounters Count Holliday, Vampire Lord of Sanctuary who warns him against any transgressions. Blood & guns action follow as Death Rider tangles with some of the Vampires of Sanctuary like the smouldering Carmilla Joe with her sidekick Mina Belle. And vampire gunslingers Drac Cassidy, Bad Bathory, Kid Vlad & Duke VonWayne.

The film was produced by James Cullen Bressack and stars Devon Sawa as the Death Rider, Julian Sands as Count Holliday, Kim Director as Carmilla Joe, Eli Roth as Drac Cassidy, Ashley Wisdom as Mina Belle, Victor DiMattia as Kid Vlad, Danny Trejo as Bela Latigo, and Danzig as vampire gunslinger Bad Bathory. The Wrap was told that the movie is also going to feature “lots of cool surprise cameos”.

Here’s hoping Death Rider in the House of Vampires is better than Verotika, because I couldn’t even manage to sit through that movie.

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