First, the official press release, which went out last night:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 17th, 2015

From Grandmaster Award winning author Brian Keene comes a disturbing post-apocalyptic Christmas Horror Story.

Writer/director Mike Lombardo aligns with author Brian Keene to bring a bleak horror story about a family trying to survive in the post-apocalypse during the most wonderful time of year.

Lancaster, PA – Brian Keene, bestselling author of such notable novels as THE RISING, GHOUL, and CASTAWAYS, has teamed up as executive producer with frequent collaborator, writer/director Mike Lombardo (THE STALL, LONG PIG) of Reel Splatter Productions on the post-apocalyptic Christmas horror story I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY.

Having just wrapped filming in Pennsylvania, I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY tells the tale of Kelly and her son Riley, weathering the end times in a bomb shelter amidst the ruin that once was the world. With supplies and hope steadily declining, Kelly makes a horrifying decision that will cause her to discover just how far she would go for her child, and what lurks outside.

“What started as a short film we were shooting on the weekends just sort of took on a life of it’s own and kept growing until we realized we had a feature on our hands.” says Lombardo. “I’m usually known for doing the more comedic end of horror, so I think fans of Reel Splatter are going to be surprised at how bleak, disturbing, and nihilistic this one is. It goes to some pretty dark places.”

Starring Damian Maffei (Joe R. Lansdale’s CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEAD, CLOSED FOR THE SEASON}, I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY will be ready to make it’s way in the summer of 2016.

To learn more about the film: or


Now, for some personal notes:

I’M DREAMING OF A WHITE DOOMSDAY has been in the works for most of 2015. I just didn’t talk about it. I even kept quiet about it during last week’s appearance on Three Guys With Beards, despite being asked about upcoming movies. That’s because we wanted it to be completed before we started talking about it.

The film is Mike Lombardo’s baby. It’s his story, his ideas, his vision. I’m the Executive Producer, but let there be no doubt, this is Mike’s movie. I helped finance it and served as Executive Producer because I believe in Mike and because I love the story, but the art — and the heart — are all his.

Unlike FAST ZOMBIES SUCK, we won’t be putting this up for free on the Internet. And unlike the previous Reel Splatter films, Mike won’t be putting them out on DVD himself. This is a feature length film, and as such, the next step is to get it into the festival circuit and secure a distribution deal. That is an arduous, timely process, but we have no doubt distributors will be interested when they see it.

Brian Keene and Mike Lombardo, location scouting, early 2015.
Brian Keene and Mike Lombardo, location scouting, early 2015.

And here are two scenes from the film.




  1. I have been fortunate enough to call Mike a friend for a few years now, and have been even more fortunate to have been allowed access to see bits of this throughout the process and I can promise you…no, fucking GUARANTEE you that it is a heartbreaking masterpiece. Mike is a creature of oozes from every pore of his being. Get excited people.

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