Get ready for big things as we’re celebrating our tenth anniversary by taking over the horror world, and we’re bringing you all along for the ride.
This morning we “officially” launched the official Bloody Disgusting Selects website, the hub to all of our theatrical/VOD/DVD endeavors. There you’ll find theater listings, trailers, images, promotions and other interactive features forthcoming. We’ll be building it out with each release starting with the German zombie flick Rammbock: Berlin Undead, which opens in select cities (exclusively at AMC) on Wednesday, May 4.
While there, make sure to “Share and Tell” to give yourself a chance to win some tickets to one of the many screenings (we have TONS to give away, so make sure to “click to share and WIN”).
With all of that said, we’ll have a new movie hitting theaters every month(!), inside you’ll find release plans for Rammbock: Berlin Undead, YellowBrickRoad, Cold Fish, and Atrocious!!
Let’s make 2011 the year of horror!
Bloody Disgusting and The Collective Bring Smart Horror
To AMC Theatres All Summer Long
The Collective, a full-service entertainment management and content company, along with AMC Theatres (AMC), a leading theatrical and exhibition company, and popular horror website BloodyDisgusting.com, have partnered to acquire and distribute the best new horror and thriller titles from the festival and international markets to AMC theatres across America. Here’s the “summer slab” -the team’s selection of horror titles for summer movie guides and individual review, opening once a month all summer long!
* MAY 4, RAMMBOCK: Produced by Melanie Berke and Sigrid Hoerner, written by Benjamin Hessler and directed by Marvin Kren, this Fantastic Fest favorite marks the first German foray into the zombie genre. Kren’s tense, action packed feature follows a group of strangers who try to fight off hordes of zombies in a Berlin apartment complex.
* JUNE 1, YELLOWBRICKROAD: Produced by Eric Hungerford, directed and written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland, and starring Cassidy Freeman (SMALLVILLE), Anessa Ramsey (THE SIGNAL), and Lee Wilkof (BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUʼRE DEAD). In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.
* JULY 6, COLD FISH: From Sion Sono, the director of LOVE EXPOSURE and SUICIDE CLUB and based on a true story. Sono’s brutal serial killer film COLD FISH has won international acclaim on the festival circuit. In the film, Shamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous stranger and his wife offer a solution – have the girl work at their tropical fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about the seemingly perfect couple and their brutal business. COLD FISH is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.
* AUGUST 3, ATROCIOUS: Directed by first-time helmer Fernando Barreda Luna and produced by Octavi Martínez, Jessica Villegas Lattuada and David Sanz, After its international premiere, the film screened at Slamdance this past January, garnering a tide of online buzz and comparisons to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. The film centers on the Spanish police’s discovery of hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family’s summer holiday, where a brother and sister investigate a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.
WHERE: AMC Theaters. Please Check local listings for show times
WHAT ELSE: The Collective has acquired several films from horror-and genre-heavy festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, Slamdance, Sitges Film Festival and Fantastic Fest, and has begun releasing the films across multiple platforms starting Spring/Summer 2011.
AMC premieres a new title in the series each month across more 30 major US markets. After their theatrical runs at AMC, films from the series will be available to fans of the genre in DVD, Video on Demand (VOD), online and television. Released though The Collective’s home-video partnership with Vivendi Universal, DVDs for titles in the Bloody Disgusting series will feature unrated content, bonus features and special packaging for each title.
For more information and stills please visit: www.bloody-disgustingselects.com