The Arrow Video Channel is revving up an exciting summer line-up as of Wednesday through August. Filmmaker Ryland Brickson Cole Tews’s feature debut, Lake Michigan Monster, is proudly joining the fray with a bit of fanfare described as “an action-packed black-and-white nautical nightmare, “…crafted an inventive and irreverent homage to the classic monster films of yore”, per the film’s announcement.
On the shores of Lake Michigan, the eccentric Captain Seafield enlists a colourful crew of misfits in a bid to slay the hellish sea monster that prowls the murky depths. But as Seafield’s obsession with exacting revenge on the creature that killed his father threatens to consume him, can weapons expert Sean Shaughnessy, sonar whiz Nedge Pepsi and former N.A.V.Y. (Nautical Athletes and Venture Yunit) officer Dick Flynn (Daniel Long) hold the show together?
The film has been a world-renowned film festival favorite, hailing from Fantasia with Gold Audience Award win and Best International Film, FilmQuest with Best Visual Effects – Feature, GenreBlast with a Best Ensemble Cast win, and Best Wisconsin Film at Beloit.
Now, cinephiles will get an opportunity for a 24-hour virtual screening via Altavod on July 31, host to a filmmaker introduction and a prerecorded Q&A with Tews, as well as Beulah Peters and Mike Cheslik. The film will then premiere through the Arrow Video Channel, and on Digital Download beginning August 3 in the UK and the US.