Celluloid Nightmares has acquired worldwide sales rights to the Spanish horror film Atrocious (trailer and poster inside) following the world premiere at Sitges. The project marks the directorial debut of 27-year-old Mexican Fernando Barreda Luna and shot entirely in Spain. Atrocious focuses on the case of a brother and sister who investigate a local urban myth while on holiday, resulting in strange occurrences at the family’s summer house. Celluloid Nightmares launched in Cannes earlier in the year and is a partnership between Hengameh Panahi’s Paris-based Celluloid Dreams and Los Angeles-based XYZ Films, founded by partners Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer and Aram Tertzakian. “Atrocious is an unforgettably haunting film,” Bolotin said. “Fernando Barreda Luna has masterfully crafted a story that will surely shock and terrify audiences everywhere.” The slate includes A Horrible Way To Die, Fubar: Gods Of Blunder and Norwegian Ninja.
“In April 4th of 2010, Quintanilla family was found murdered in their country side house. Police reported the existence of 37 hours of recorded evidence. “Atrocious” shows the real images of such evidence. Quintanilla family traveled to their old farm house in Sitges, where Christian and July investigated about the Legend of the Girl in the Garraf woods. Both of them used to record all day whatever they did. On the fifth day of their arrival they were found dead under strange circumstances. ATROCIOUS shows the last five days of life for Cristian Quintanilla and his siblings. It also shows the strange situations that they lived in those moments and which remain unexplained.”