Anchor Bay Releases Parasitic Growth

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Infection begins in September

Growth invades homes when Anchor Bay Entertainment releases the film on DVD September 7.

The film stars Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, Nora Kirkpatrick, Brian Krause, Alexi Wasser, Ian Patrick Williams and Richard Riehle.

Written and directed by Gabriel Cowan (Breathing Room), Growth begins in 1989, when a breakthrough in advanced parasitic research on Kuttyhunk Island gives scientists a jump in human evolution, endowing subjects with heightened physical and mental strength. But, the experiment went horribly wrong, producing a lethal parasite that mysteriously killed off three quarters of the island’s population, with the survivors fleeing for their lives.

Twenty years later, Jamie Akerman (Monroe), who lost her mother in the outbreak, returns with her boyfriend (Krause), step-brother and best friend to sell the family property. There, they uncover the key to Jamie’s disturbing past, and the horrifying secrets long suppressed by the town’s leader Larkin (Riehle). When the past seems to be finally buried, a new strain of parasite emerges, and threatens the island once again. They can slither into – or out of – any orifice in the human body.

Bonus features on Growth DVD include:

– Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director Gabriel Cowan and Producer Amiee Clark

– Audio Commentary with Actors Mircea Monroe, Christopher Shand, and Nora Kirkpatrick

– Growth In Development – Behind the scenes featurette with cast/crew interviews

– Korea Online – How Director Gabriel Cowan in Los Angeles directed one scene shot in Seoul, Korea via online camera

– Deleted Scenes

– Trailer

Source: Shock Till You Drop