Arrow Video FrightFest XXII Review: THE RETALIATORS, Where Evil Dares You To Match Energies

It’s not entirely unimaginable that a horror film would take on many of its elements through an action film lens. This especially goes for Better Noise Films’s latest Arrow Video FrightFest rollout, The Retaliators, written by brothers Darren and Jeff Geare; The providence of there being a scene early in the film where our protagonist, John Bishop (Michael Lombardi) alludes to action heroes being unpragmatic when talking to his daughters following an incident with an unruly character while buying a Christmas tree, rose interest on my end, while certainly it not being the only time a film’s script invoked this kind of mild self-awareness.