It’s always nice to see good friends evolve and deliver something insanely cool. Such is the case with The Collective, Bloody Disgusting, and the latest found footage flick Atrocious (review here).
From the Press Release
The Collective, a full-service entertainment management and content company, and top horror website BloodyDisgusting.com have acquired all US rights from sales agent Celluloid Nightmares to Fernando Barreda Luna’s Spanish thriller Atrocious.
The film will be distributed theatrically in at least 32 key markets through The Collective and Bloody Disgusting’s partnership with leading theatrical and exhibition company AMC Theatres, as well as on DVD through The Collective’s home video partnership with Vivendi Universal.
Directed by first-time helmer Fernando Barreda Luna and produced by Jessica Villegas Lattuada and David Sanz, Atrocious is a Nabu Films and Silencio Rodamos Producciones production. The film premiered internationally at the 43rd Sitges International Film Festival and then at Slamdance this past January, 2011, garnering a tide of online buzz and quick comparisons to 2008’s Paranormal Activity. A U.S. remake is already in the works.
In April of 2010, Spanish police reported the discovery of 37 hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family of five spending their holiday at their summer house, where brother and sister Cristian and July Quintanilla pass the time investigating a local urban legend of a girl who disappeared in the Garraf woods. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Atrocious to the US marketplace,” said Gary Binkow, a partner at The Collective. “It’s always exciting to showcase upcoming horror directors, and Luna is an obvious talent to watch. Atrocious proves that the ‘found footage’ subgenre of horror still has something new to bring to the table. We want to expose the American audience to more elevated horror than they’ve been getting in recent years, and Luna’s film is a prime example of that philosophy.”
Atrocious is the latest acquisition by The Collective and Bloody Disgusting since launching their distribution partnership with AMC Theaters dedicated to acquiring and marketing the best horror and thriller titles from the festival and international markets. The deal was negotiated by Binkow and The Collective’s Director of Acquisitions, Roxanne Benjamin. Nate Bolotin, a partner at Celluloid Nightmares, handled the sale on behalf of the filmmakers.
Director Fernando Barreda Luna was born in Mexico in 1983. A screenwriter, editor, producer, and director, he’s the founder of production company Nabu Films. Atrocious is his feature debut.
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Atrocious – Trailer
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