Anguish to Possess You This December


Teenage girls and demonic possession. What could go wrong? We’ll find out when Gravitas Ventures unleashes Anguish upon the world this December.

From the Press Release:
Gravitas Ventures has secured North American rights to Anguish, a thriller written and directed by Sonny Mallhi, which premiered in July at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Gravitas will release the film in select theaters and on demand on December 18th.

Inspired by true events, Tess (Ryan Simpkins, A Single Man) is a teenage girl finally old enough to understand that the cause of her psychological problems is a supernatural “gift” that allows spirits to take over her body. Now that she understands what is happening to her, she must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb to the soul of a recently deceased girl who refuses to leave. Karina Logue (“Ray Donovan”) and Annika Marks (“The Fosters”) also star.

“I am looking forward to working with Gravitas,” stated writer/director Sonny Mallhi. “This is an accomplished distribution group with a proven track record in horror – it’s exciting to be partnered with them.”

“We were drawn to the terrifying, small town world created by veteran filmmaker Sonny Mallhi,” said Gravitas Founder and CEO Nolan Gallagher.

This is Sonny Mallhi’s directorial debut; previously he co-produced The Lakehouse and served as executive producer on The Stranger and House at the End of the Street, and he wrote and executive produced The Roommate. Mallhi’s company, Candlewood Entertainment, produced Anguish alongside Guy Danella (The Possession of Michael King). Deepak Bajaj and Madan Popli are the executive producers.

The deal was negotiated by Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO of Gravitas Ventures, and by Alex Saks at ICM Partners and Robert Labate of Holland and Knight on behalf of the filmmakers.




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