TLA Releasing Rolls a ‘Gutterball’

It was officially announced today that TLA Releasing’s Danger After Dark has acquired Ryan Nicholson’s GUTTERBALLS for North American DVD release later this year. In true `80′s slasher movie tradition, GUTTERBALLS features a group of innocent teenagers preparing for the next evening’s local bowling tournament. The night ends and one of the girls wanders back alone, becoming a victim of a brutally sadistic gang rape. On the night of the tournament, players from each of the competing teams begin to meet blood-drenched, gruesome deaths at the hands of a mysterious masked killer sporting black bowling-gloves and a thirst for killing in unconventionally creative methods. As the remaining teenagers fight for their lives, the alley will run red with blood and, by sunrise, a shocking gory twist will reveal who is behind all the carnage and mayhem. Fueled by an Eighties pop rock soundtrack, GUTTERBALLS is a tongue-in-cheek cult classic that will “bowl” over genre film lovers. Read on for the official press release.

DANGER AFTER DARK bowls a strike with `80′s styled ultra gory, horror comedy

(Cannes, FR/ Philadelphia PA, May 19, 2008) TLA Releasing has secured all rights for North America to GUTTERBALLS (2008, Canada) directed by Ryan Nicholson. The film will be released through the company’s DANGER AFTER DARK label.

TLA acquired the film from France-based sales company DC MEDIAS; DC MEDIAS was represented by president David Cholewa; TLA Releasing was represented by Vice President of Acquisitions Jennifer Arndt-Johns. The deal was finalized at the 2008 Cannes Film Market.

In true `80′s slasher movie tradition, GUTTERBALLS features a group of innocent teenagers preparing for the next evening’s local bowling tournament. The night ends and one of the girls wanders back alone, becoming a victim of a brutally sadistic gang rape. On the night of the tournament, players from each of the competing teams begin to meet blood-drenched, gruesome deaths at the hands of a mysterious masked killer sporting black bowling-gloves and a thirst for killing in unconventionally creative methods. As the remaining teenagers fight for their lives, the alley will run red with blood and, by sunrise, a shocking gory twist will reveal who is behind all the carnage and mayhem. Fueled by an Eighties pop rock soundtrack, GUTTERBALLS is a tongue-in-cheek cult classic that will “bowl” over genre film lovers.

“My love letter to `80′s slasher films has found the perfect home with Danger After Dark!” Said director Ryan Nicholson. “TLA Releasing is a visionary company that will release GUTTERBALLS uncircumcised; it’s a bloody good day for horror fans nationwide!”

GUTTERBALLS is the second full length feature from director Nicholson, whose previous film LIVE FEED has created a sensation worldwide amongst genre fans. He has also worked as an FX creator on multiple projects include Final Destination, Scary Movie 3, Ghost Rider, Blade: Trinity, the Sisters remake and The CW’s “Supernatural” television series. Nicholson is also the creative and marketing operations director for Plotdigger Films, a Vancouver, Canada based “indie” film production company, who with President/CEO Roy Nicholson and Co-Creative Director Michelle Grady specialize in bringing quality horror films to the masses.

Watch the trailer for GUTTERBALLS at Plotdigger Film’s official website: (Warning: contains strong language and gore.)

Source: Official website