EFM 2016: Voltage Brings the Bogeyman to Bedevil Berlin


The Bogeyman has long been a character that puts fear in the hearts of children everywhere, but unfortunately the king of all spooky has yet to be serviced with a good movie about him. That could be changing quickly.

Deadline is reporting that Voltage Pictures is handling foreign sales on Bedeviled, a horror film by Nicholl Fellowship winners Abel and Burlee Vang, and is currently showing footage to Berlin buyers.

Bedeviled has been described as a cross between Spike Jonze’s Her and Stephen King’s It. In the movie, a group of friends download a Siri-like app which, at first, seems like a harmless way to get directions or a restaurant recommendation. But the sinister nature of the app soon reveals itself. It not only knows each person’s deepest, darkest fears but is able to manifest these fears into the real world to literally scare the kids to death.

Saxon Sharbino of the Poltergeist reboot stars with Brandon Soo Hoo, Mitchell Edwards, Jordan Essoe, Carson Boatman, Victory Van Tuyl, and Alexis G. Zall.

Producer Kirk Roos, who has been behind such independent features as The Brass Teapot, Penelope Spheeris’ Balls to the Wall, and Upright Citizen Brigade co-founder Matt Walsh’s directorial canon High Road and A Better You, is handling North American sales through his firm Conduit Now.

After seeing limited footage, we jumped on the opportunity to introduce the Vang Bros.’ work to the international film community. Bedeviled is in the vein of The Ring and Keep Watching, which we just sold to Screen Gems,” said Voltage president and COO Jonathan Deckter in a statement.

Roos added, “There is a great opportunity right now to bring back the bogeyman, with a modern zeitgeist twist. This film features a ‘killer app,’ and there’s so much fun to be had with that.




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