End Times, the post-apocalyptic zombie film starring horror icon Jamie Bernadette (I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu, 4/20 Massacre) and Craig Stark (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Hateful Eight) is out now in limited theaters and on VOD. Jim Towns (House of Bad, The Possession of Anne), writes and directs and The Asylum distributes the feature.
End Times follows a pair of mismatched travelers, Claire and Freddie (Bernadette and Stark), as they try to escape a deadly pandemic that has turned Los Angeles into a zombie-infested wasteland. Claire is a privileged young suburbanite ill-equipped to survive in this hostile new landscape, until she meets Freddie, a retired soldier who lost his daughter to the virus. As they travel together to reach the perimeter, Freddie teaches Claire the skills that will enable Claire to survive, and the uneasy partnership between the two grows into something more akin to a father/daughter relationship. Before they can reach safety, the two will have to escape brutal gangs, cannibals, cults, and the undead.
The supporting cast includes Dominique Swain (Lolita), Jessica Morris (One Life to Live); Kaiwi Lyman (Den of Thieves, American Horror Story), Dan Buran (True Blood, General Hospital), Stefanie Estes (Soft & Quiet), Maria Olsen (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief; I Spit on Your Grave: Deja Vu), Sadie Katz (Wrong Turn 6), and Victoria De Mare (The Beast Inside).
The film is produced by Jamie Bernadette, Jim Towns, and Craig Stark.
Jamie Bernadette, who is also a producer on the film, says, “We have a heartfelt horror here that has not only scared those who have previewed the film, but has also left them in tears at the end. Perhaps the toughest acting I have ever done is in the last 20 or so minutes of this film—yes, maybe even tougher than I Spit on Your Grave if you can believe that ha ha. It tried me as an artist, pushed me as an actor, and tested me as a person. I owe a big thank you to actor Craig Stark for being an incredible scene partner throughout this film and to writer and director Jim Towns for his brilliant vision and guidance.”
Jim Towns says, “I’m excited that after a lot of hard work, End Times is being unleashed on the world. This film was a battle to make from start to finish, but I’m so very proud of it and of everyone who came together to make it. I think it tells a universal story about the bonds between people that get us through tragedy and disaster, and finally bring us to a place of hope. My thanks to my producing partner Jamie Bernadette, our stars Jamie and Craig Stark, Dominique Swain, Kaiwi Lyman and Sadie Katz, and to the Asylum for their trust in the film.”