Magnet Releasing is one of those companies that horror & genre fans love. They do right by us by acquiring unique films and releasing them via VOD prior to a theatrical release. Then, if you miss those releases, soon after, they hit DVD, Blu-Ray and, usually, Netflix. Playback is one of those films that I meant to check out but never got the opportunity. However, since it is Magnet, I should have plenty of options to watch it now.
From the Press Release:
On May 8, get ready to venture to your voyeuristic side when Magnolia Home Entertainment releases Playback under the Magnet Label on Blu-ray and DVD. Based on the prequel novella, “Playback: Light and Shadow,” the “original and entertaining piece” (Gashe.com) features Christian Slater (Bobby, Very Bad Things), Johnny Pacar (Wild Child, Discovery Kids’ “Flight 29 Down), Toby Hemingway (Black Swan, Feast of Love), and Amber Childers (“All My Children”).
The unnerving film follows a group of high school students who begin to dig into their towns infamous past and unwittingly unlock a dark secret that has been kept hidden for years. Now an evil spirit has awakened and will stop at nothing to get what it wants.