Anchor Bay Catches The Alphabet Killer

Did The Alphabet Killer help catch the Alphabet Killer?Rob Schmidt’s “>The Alphabet Killer has been sitting in limbo for so long, I had almost forgotten about it. Lucky for us Anchor Bay never did, though, as Fangoria learned today that the label has named Schmidt’s Wrong Turn follow-up for distribution.

Alphabet Killer premieres at LA’s Screamfest on October 18th, and a limited theatrical release is planned for December. For those unsure, the film stars Eliza Dushku as Megan, a police investigator on the trail of the titular killer, a real-life murderer who struck in and around Rochester, NY, between 1971 and 1973. He got his name because the first letter of his victims’ first and last names was the same as the first letter of the town their bodies were found in. The deeper she gets in the case, the more her grip on reality loosens.

“The Alphabet Killer is a special, strange little movie, a supernatural thriller in the tradition of Shock Corridor, with the best performance of Eliza Dushku’s career,” Schmidt told the mag. “She really has nice support from horror heroes Tom Noonan, Bill Moseley and Michael Ironside in the movie. I look forward to working with Anchor Bay to get the creepy and sad world of Alphabet Killer out to audiences. I’m really pleased with the work we did.”

Keep it here for updates as AB solidifies its release plans. Hit the official Alphabet Killer site to learn more!

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