Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, exclusively released the sci-fi horror film Portals yesterday. Check out the trailer and read more about the movie below.
This genre-bending anthology takes place during a series of world-wide blackouts, after which millions of mysterious cosmic anomalies appear everywhere across the planet. While many flee from the objects, the real terror sets in as people are drawn toward – and into – them.
As one of the only AVODs continually adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains, and inspires audiences, Crackle adds Portals alongside original and exclusive titles that can only be found on Crackle, including Road to Race Day, Cleanin’ Up the Town: Remembering Ghostbusters, The Clearing, Crown Vic, On Point, ’85: The Greatest Team in Football History, Wonders of the Sea, Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life, and Going From Broke, recently picked up for a second season.
Portals is a horror anthology movie featuring chilling stories told by four different horror film directors, Gregg Hale (Split Screen), Liam O’Donnell (Beyond Skyline), Eduardo Sánchez (The Blair Witch Project), and Timo Tjahjanto (V/H/S/2). The film is produced by J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules with Brad Miska and Chris White. Miska is a co-founder of the horror culture site Bloody Disgusting, and previously produced the V/H/S film trilogy as well as Under the Bed, A Horrible Way to Die and Southbound.
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Starring Neil Hopkins (Lost), Deanna Russo (Burning Love), Phet Mahathongdy (Skyline) Ptolemy Slocum (Westworld), Gretchen Lodge (Lovely Molly), and Salvita Decorte (The Night Comes For Us), the film reveals horrifying events surrounding a worldwide blackout. As dark mysterious portals begin to appear across the globe, their siren song beckons all to enter that opens a Pandora’s box of terror for those brave or foolish enough to step inside.
“Science fiction has always appealed to the Crackle audience,” said Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle Plus. “Portals combines the thrills of a science-fiction world with the chills of a horror storyline, the exact kind of entertainment our fans are looking for.”
Portals is distributed worldwide by Screen Media Ventures, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, and the supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.
Crackle is available in the U.S. and can be accessed on 25 devices and services including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), gaming consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
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