The Battery premiered at Colorado’s Telluride Film Festival back in 2012. Since then, it has played at numerous festivals and has received some pretty nice reviews – the film’s official website boasts quotes like, “The best zombie film in quite a few years,” “A triumphant feat of dramatic horror,” and the always appreciated, “A Masterpiece.” The film is also available to stream and download from that same site, but it hasn’t yet received a DVD release. That may change now that twitch reports The Battery “has been picked up by Shout! Factory in the U.S.” If you haven’t heard of Shout! Factory then you probably don’t own any recent copies of classic horror hits such as Night of the Demons, The Slumber Party Massacre, Night of the Comet, or hit children’s shows like Transformers or My Little Pony.
Regarding The Battery itself, the film’s press kit sums up the film as,
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.
If you’re thinking you might want to own a copy of The Battery in the future – or if you’re good with a non-physical edition right now, check out the trailer.