Dave Made a Maze

It's bigger than it looks

Out on:Blu-Ray 28th Jan. 2019
Download 28th Jan. 2019
VOD 28th Jan. 2019

Fast sell:

A mind-bogglingly inventive, wildly original slacker horror comedy featuring cardboard critters, Tiki terrors and a murderous maze that must be completed to be defeated.

Key talent:

Bill Watterson (Directorial debut feature film)

Nick Thune (Dreamland, Burning Love)
Meera Rohit Kumbhani (A Futile and Stupid Gesture)
Adam Busch (Altered Carbon)
James Urbaniak (American Splendor)
Rick Overton (Groundhog Day)


Meet Dave. Dave is stuck in a maze. A maze he made. Out of cardboard. In his living room…

While his girlfriend Annie is out of town, Dave decides to build a fort in his living room from cardboard boxes only to become trapped in a world that he himself created.

It’s up to Annie and an oddball group of friends to rescue him, avoiding booby traps, giant human-eating Tiki faces, a bloodthirsty minotaur and fatally painful puns along the way.

We like it because:

Imagine Michel Gondry and Tim Burton given unlimited cardboard, sellotape and a film camera, and you’re somewhere close to getting this dazzlingly original, Saturn Award-winning horror comedy from debut director Bill Watterson.

A cult classic in the making, this brilliantly realised homage to fantasy adventure films from the 1980’s features incredible and imaginative production design, that literally takes you out of this world, and into the chaotic and creative mind of Bill Watterson. Described by Nerdist as “a homemade Labyrinth for adults”, this critically-acclaimed indie gem offers a modern comedic edge and an even higher body count.

With a smattering of quirky comedy film stalwarts among the cast, including American Splendor’s James Urbaniak and Groundhog Day’s Rick Overton, a mad music score from Mondo Boys (The Girlfriend Experience) and an opening credits’ song from the UK’s own The Equals, sparklingly witty dialogue, and a truly demented premise, this might be the world’s first fully recyclable cardboard horror comedy - you’ll want to watch it over and over again!

Come and get lost in Dave’s amazing maze – you won’t want to leave, and you probably can’t anyway.

Hot Quotes:

“An idiosyncratic horror comedy” Variety

“Wildly inventive” Hollywood Reporter

Special Features:

- FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and critic Anton Bitel
- High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio and Uncompressed Stereo PCM
- Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
- Feature-length audio commentary with writer/director Bill Watterson and co-writer Steven Sears
- Making-of documentary
- Deleted and alternate scenes with optional audio commentary by Watterson
- The Worst Fundraising Pitch Video Ever
- Storyboard and concept galleries
- Exclusive UK theatrical teaser
- US theatrical teasers
- Original theatrical trailer
- Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices

Editor's Notes:

Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Aspect Ratio: 2.00:1
Audio: 5.1 surround / 2.0 stereo
Discs: 1



Arrow Video
Release date
On Blu-ray and Digital HD 28 January 2019. Also premiering on Arrow Video Channel on Prime Video Channels 28 January 2019. Watch Any Time, Any Place, Any Screen.
Digital release
28th January, 2019
Running time
81 mins
£24.99 RRP
Cat No (BR)


Bill Watterson
  • Nick Thune
  • Meera Rohit Kumbhani
  • Adam Busch
  • James Urbaniak
  • Rick Overton