The Roost

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The Roost
The Roost FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ti West
Produced by Larry Fessenden
Written by Ti West
Starring Tom Noonan
Wil Horneff
Vanessa Horneff
Karl Jacob
Music by Jeff Grace
Cinematography Eric Robbins
Edited by Ti West
Release date
  • 2005 (2005)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Roost is an American 2005 horror film directed by Ti West. Zombies and homicidal bats terrorize four teenagers stranded on a mysterious farm.


Following a near-death car accident, four friends on their way to a Halloween wedding, venture to a secluded farm for help. Little do they know however, they will soon disturb an ancient evil with far more ghastly plans in store for them!


The Roost was photographed in Super 16mm on location in Wilmington, Delaware, and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in October 2003. The film features the original song "I Raise Hell" by the Mr. Move.

Releases and critical reception[edit]

The Roost premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, 2005. It was screened at the Woodstock Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival, Fright Fest, The Fantasia Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival. The Roost was released to DVD in the United Kingdom on August 21, 2006. The Roost was released to DVD in the United States on October 3, 2006. It was nominated for Best Limited Release Film at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. It was ranked as one of the Top 10 Movies of 2005 by Bloody-Disgusting.

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