A few weeks ago it was announced that Bloody Disgusting was moving into film distribution and had already acquired some films for release in a partnership with AMC Theaters and The Collective. Today Bloody Disgusting announced that they launched the official site for Bloody Disgusting Selects as well as theatrical dates for the films they acquired. The release dates are as follows for RAMMBOCK, COLD FISH, ATROCIOUS and YELLOWBRICKROAD.
RAMMBOCK (May 4th) – Produced by Melanie Berke and Sigrid Hoerner, written by Benjamin Hessler and directed by Marvin Kren, this Fantastic Fest favorite marks the first German foray into the zombie genre. Kren’s tense, action packed feature follows a group of strangers who try to fight off hordes of zombies in a Berlin apartment complex.
YELLOWBRICKROAD (June 1st) – Produced by Eric Hungerford, directed and written by Andy Mitton and Jesse Holland, and starring Cassidy Freeman (SMALLVILLE), Anessa Ramsey (THE SIGNAL), and Lee Wilkof (BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS YOUʼRE DEAD). In the Fall of 1940, the entire population of Friar, NH abandoned their homes and walked up an ancient trail, never to be seen alive again. Their fates have remained a mystery for over 70 years, until a team of researchers discover the trailhead and attempt to track the path the doomed citizens of Friar took.
COLD FISH (July 6th) – From Sion Sono, the director of LOVE EXPOSURE and SUICIDE CLUB and based on a true story. Sono’s brutal serial killer film COLD FISH has won international acclaim on the festival circuit. In the film, Shamoto’s teenage daughter is caught stealing, a generous stranger and his wife offer a solution – have the girl work at their tropical fish store. Too good to be true? You bet! Shamoto soon discovers the horrific truth about the seemingly perfect couple and their brutal business. COLD FISH is a bloodcurdling suspense drama that unveils the underlying insanity of an ordinary man.
ATROCIOUS (August 3rd) – Directed by first-time helmer Fernando Barreda Luna and produced by Octavi Martínez, David Sanz, and Jessica Villegas Lattuada, After its international premiere, the film screened at Slamdance this past January, garnering a tide of online buzz and comparisons to PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. The film centers on the Spanish police’s discovery of hours of recorded evidence that shed new light on a gruesome murder investigation. The found footage documents a family’s summer holiday, where a brother and sister investigate a terrifying local urban legend. As their investigation intensifies, strange occurrences in and around the house escalate rapidly, before culminating in unspeakable atrocities.
For more information about the structure of the releases head over to Bloody Disgusting Selects. I am looking forward to seeing how this works out and excited to see that we may be getting more access to great horror movies quicker than we have been to this point.