The Retaliators, Horror Movie Starring Mötley Crue and Papa Roach, Sets Fall Release Date

The new horror thriller Retaliation has an official release date. From Better Noise Films, the film was acquired by CineLife Entertainment for its North American release with Trafalgar handling international screenings. The film, which earned an impressive Perfect Score at Rotten Tomatoes, is set to hit theaters worldwide on September 14, 2022.

In the film, according to Better Noise Films: “An honest pastor discovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers regarding the brutal murder of his daughter. A high-octane original soundtrack and cameos from some of rock music’s biggest names set the tone as this horror-thriller reveals a game of revenge played by a new set of rules.”

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Retaliation stars Michael Lombardi (Save me), Marc Menchaca (ozark), and Joseph Gatt (game of thrones). Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix also makes his acting debut as one of the film’s main stars. Retaliation also includes cameos and music by Tommy Lee from Mötley Crüe, Ivan Moody from Five Finger Death Punch, Zoltan Bathory and Chris Kael, Papa Roach, Jaya from The Hu, Spencer Charnas from Ice Nine Kills, Amanda Lyberg from Eva Under Fire, 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.

Emmy-winning composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein (stranger things) also provide an original score. The soundtrack will be available on Better Noise Music on September 16. It’s led by the Mötley Crüe single “The Retaliators” (written by band co-founder and bassist Nikki Sixx, featuring Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop, Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas and From Ashes to New’s Matt Brandyberry); which comes out August 5th. Four singles from the film have reached No. 1 on Rock Radio since 2020, including: “The Ending” by Papa Roach, “Darkness Settles In” by Five Finger Death Punch, “For the Glory” by All Good Things featuring Hollywood Undead” and “Lifeline” from Bad Wolves.

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Horror and music collide in The Retaliators

The summer tours of Mötley Crüe, Asking Alexandria, Five Finger Death Punch, Nothing More, The Hu, Papa Roach, Bad Wolves and Eva Under Fire will all include promotional material for Retaliation to help market the film. This strategy is an attempt to get fans of these bands to go to the movies with this music on the big screen.

“When combined, music and film create powerful emotional connections with audiences that go even deeper when combined with social media, radio and touring,” said the founder and CEO of Better. Noise Allen Kovac in a statement. ” As shown The Rocket Man, Bohemian Rhapsodyand Dirtinesssocial media, music streaming, radio and touring further strengthen these links, creating a three- to five-fold increase in music consumption, which, in turn, leads back to movie and video streaming to complete the cycle.


“We are thrilled to bring this critically acclaimed thriller to theaters,” added Bernadette McCabe, Executive Vice President of Event Cinema and Exhibitor Relations at CineLife Entertainment. the crowd pleaser that audiences at film festivals around the world have cried out about.”

Kymberli Frueh, Senior Vice President of Programming and Content Acquisitions at Trafalgar Releasing, also said, “How unique to see some of your favorite metal and rock idols star in a horror film aimed at become a cult classic. We’re thrilled to be a part of this “must see” horror flick that’s sure to send audiences on a cinematic roller coaster ride and provide some great Halloween costume ideas.


Retaliation will be released in theaters on September 14, 2022.

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