AGFA To Release Virtually Unknown Canadian Horror Film WICKED WORLD
The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA) has announced that they will be releasing a Blu-ray/DVD combo edition of Barry J. Gillis’ Canadian horror flick Wicked World, which originally came out in 1991. Shot in Toronto on 16mm, the film will be released with an “unseen 2019 director’s cut”.
“I Shot Wicked World in 1990, on 16mm film and, somehow, almost 30 years later, the movie ended up in Joe Ziemba’s hands, who is the Executive Director of AGFA. Joe contacted me and asked if I would be interested in having AGFA release Wicked World, and, of course, I jumped at the offer,” says Gillis.
“Wicked World is about a dirty cop, named Grant Ekland, with a checkered past that endlessly haunts him. The love of his life was murdered by a serial killer named Harold, who has slaughtered a countless number of humans, in the city of Toronto.
Harold who has been in a Mental Institution, for many years, is now set to be released back into society, and Ekland hopes for a final showdown with his archenemy.“
Written and directed by Barry J. Gillis, who also plays the lead, Wicked World also stars Eddie Platt.