Vertical Entertainment has announced the UK digital and cable release of Tyler Savage’s Stalker, formerly known as Blinders. The increasingly creepy film follows a lonely transplant to the City of Angels who forms a dangerous friendship with a rideshare driver. Stalker world premiered at Arrow Video FrightFest in 2020 and makes a triumphant return to the UK with a VOD launch on May 21st.
Vincent Van Horn and Michael Lee Joplin headline the cast as Andy and Roger, two lonely souls whose paths cross during one fateful drive. When Andy forms a blossoming connection with the beautiful Sam (Christine Ko, (“Upload”, “Dave”), Roger quickly turns obsessive with disastrous consequences. Savage (Inheritance) directed from a script he co-wrote with Dash Hawkins, and they produced alongside J.P. Castel, Chadd Harbold and Daniel Pisano.
Stalker made its world premiere at London’s Arrow Video FrightFest Digital Edition in August. A highlight of the festival, it was was hailed by critics, who praised the film for “a stellar cast, a tight script and strong direction (Entertainment Focus) and warned “you might not be so quick to strike up a conversation with that stranger after this” (Starburst). Savage was commended as a filmmaker who “commits to the full, disturbing, marrow-rich content of his vision from first minute to last” (Flickering Myth). Stalker went on to make its North American debut at Austin Film Festival in the Dark Matters program before being picked up by Vertical Entertainment.
In the wake of a messy break-up, Andy Escobedo decides to start fresh, relocating from Austin to Los Angeles. Eager to make new connections, he befriends Roger, an unusual rideshare driver. But when Roger’s behavior gets too strange for comfort, Andy blows him off, choosing to focus on a budding relationship with his new girlfriend, Sam. This unhinges Roger, who begins to torment Andy, ensuring that his stay in L.A. is short-lived.
You can read our review of this film HERE