Schlock-Wire: Scream Factory Fires Up THE BATTERY On Blu-Ray & DVD In September

This fall, Scream Factory will be including an interesting modern horror film alongside the usual reissues of older films.  This new film is called The Battery and it offers a novel take on the zombie subgenre that won it a lot of attention on the horror film festival circuit.  Scream Factory will issue the film in both blu-ray and DVD editions and both will feature plentiful extras, including a 90-minute documentary on the making of The Battery.  Read on for all the mod macabre details, including a breakdown of the extras and pre-order links…



A Film by Jeremy Gardner

One of the Most Celebrated Zombie Horror Movies Hits

Home Entertainment Shelves Everywhere on September 16, 2014


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Battery-blu“One of the best and most ambitious zombie movies in recent memory.” Dread Central

“The Battery is good. It’s damn good…the movie is outrageously, insanely good.” Bloody Disgusting


In a world ravaged by the undead, two men must not only survive a zombie apocalyptic mayhem, but also learn to survive each other. Or will they?  On September 16, 2014, SCREAM FACTORY™ will release writer-director Jeremy Gardner’s enthralling zombie-horror drama THE BATTERY on Blu-ray™ and DVD. Featuring a general dose of suspense, character tension and wit, this critically acclaimed movie follows two former baseball players as they traverse the rural back roads of a post-plague New England teeming with the undead, psychological strain and their stark personality differences.

THE BATTERY stars Jeremy Gardner, Adam Cronheim, Niels Boole, Alana O’Brien, Jamie Pantanella, Larry Fessenden and Kelly McQuade. Packed with insightful special bonus content, THE BATTERY is a must have for movie enthusiasts, loyal fans and collectors. The Blu-ray has a suggested retail price of $19.97 and $14.97 for the DVD.


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Two former baseball players, Ben (Jeremy Gardner) and Mickey (Adam Cronheim), cut an aimless path across a desolate New England.  They stick to the back roads and forests to steer clear of the shambling corpses that patrol the once bustling cities and towns.  In order to survive, they must overcome the stark differences in each other’s personalities — Ben embraces an increasingly feral, lawless, and nomadic lifestyle, while Mickey is unable to accept the harsh realities of the new world.  Mickey refuses to engage in Ben’s violent games and longs for the creature comforts he once took for granted — a bed, a girl and a safe place to live.

When the men intercept a radio transmission from a seemingly thriving, protected community, Mickey will stop at nothing to find it, even though it is made perfectly clear that he is not welcome.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Writer/Producer/Director/Star Jeremey Gardner, Producer/Star Adam Cronheim and Producer/Director of Photography Christian Stella

TOOLS OF IGNORANCE: The Making Of The Battery (90 minute documentary)


Theatrical Trailer




1080p High-Definition Widescreen (2.35:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio Stereo /2013/Color/100 minutes/Not Rated



An O. hannah Films Production

Written and Directed by Jeremy Gardner

Produced by Jeremy Gardner, Douglas A. Plomitallo, Adam Cronheim, Christian Stella

Executive Produced by Bob Precious, Matt Bacco, Will Starks, Casey Dohme, Jamie Pantanella,

Kelly McQuade, Sean McQuade, Aaron Fawcett, Ben Pryzby, Adam Cronheim

Director of Photography: Christian Stella

Editing: Alicia Stella and Michael Katzman

Original Score: Ryan Winford


Jeremy Gardner | Ben
Adam Cronheim | Mickey
Niels Bolle | Jerry
Alana O’Brien | Annie
Jamie Pantanella | Egghead
Larry Fessenden | Frank
Kelly McQuade | Laura
Henry Owens The Worm | Worm on Hook


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