Better Noise Films' Horror Thriller THE RETALIATORS Opens in Theaters Worldwide in September

Acclaimed gorefest The Retaliators, featuring Mötley Crue and Papa Roach is coming to theaters for one night only.

Michael Lombardi in THE RETALIATORS directed by Samuel Gonzalez Jr., Michael Lombardi, and Bridget Smith.
Courtesy of Better Noise Films

Horror-thriller feature The Retaliators, from Better Noise Films, co-producers of The Dirt (2019), has announced their worldwide theatrical release. CineLife Entertainment and Trafalgar plan a worldwide theatrical release on September 14, 2022.

Directed by Bridget Smith and Samuel Gonzalez Jr., and Michael Lombardi, the release comes on the heels of a successful festival tour, during which the film world premiered at London’s Arrow Video FrightFest and had its US premiere at Screamfest, where it was the opening film, followed by more than 25 festivals worldwide, garnering a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The story, written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare follows an upstanding pastor who uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter's brutal murder. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of the biggest names in rock music set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played using a new set of rules.

Lombardi (Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark, Alone), and Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones) headline the cast alongside Jacoby Shaddix, frontman of Papa Roach, making his acting debut. The Retaliators features cameos and music by Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, Zoltan Bathory, and Chris Kael, Papa Roach, Jaya of The Hu, Spencer Charnas of Ice Nine Kills, Eva Under Fire’s Amanda Lyberg, Matt Brandyberry, Danny Case, Lance Dowdle, and Matt Madiro of From Ashes to New, Cory Marks, and Dan Murphy and Miles Franco of All Good Things, anchored by an original score from Emmy-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (Stranger Things).

The soundtrack encompasses a hard-hitting lineup of rock tracks from several of Better Noise Music’s roster, many of which also make on-screen appearances, including Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch), and Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach). THE RETALIATORS ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK pre-orders are available now, including the soundtrack offered on limited collector’s edition 180-gram red and black splatter vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with exclusive movie stills, a 24x36 movie poster collectible, blood-spattered o-card, and a digital download; digipak CD and Cassette.

The original soundtrack for the film, featuring songs from artists appearing in the film, will be available from Better Noise Music on September 16. The soundtrack is led by the Mötley Crüe single “The Retaliators” (written by the band's co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx, featuring Danny Worsnop from Asking Alexandria, Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills, and Matt Brandyberry from From Ashes to New) released August 5. Four singles from the film have reached #1 on Rock Radio since 2020, including Papa Roach’s “The Ending,” Five Finger Death Punch’s “Darkness Settles In,” All Good Things “For the Glory featuring Hollywood Undead,” and Bad Wolves’ “Lifeline.”

Only available in theatres, pre-sale tickets are now available. Head here to reserve your tickets at your local movie theater.