Sundance 2012: Magnolia Picks Up Terrific Horror Anthology 'V/H/S'
Another big Sundance sale we definitely need to highlight. Heat Vision is reporting that Magnolia Pictures has closed on a roughly $1 million deal for US rights to V/H/S, the horror anthology film that premiered in the Midnight category at Sundance. I caught the premiere at midnight and loved it, it's awesome, potentially the kind of film that could push the found-footage genre and reinvent horror anthology. The film features five short horror segments made to look like they're on VHS, plus a wrap-around story, and they're all freaky and fantastic. It will hit VOD and also be in theaters, as is the norm with Magnolia's Ultra VOD program.
V/H/S, produced by our friend Brad Miska from Bloody-Disgusting, features segments directed by six filmmakers: Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West. Not only is it a great film that's been receiving some fantastic buzz (see Peter Sciretta's review; watch our video blog here), but it's caused quite a stir in Park City as well. One moviegoer passed out during a screening, apparently another had to run out to throw up. The footage isn't particularly that disgusting, but it is scary and incredibly well-made, and it deserves the kind of buzz it's getting. I'm very happy to see that it got picked up; we'll definitely keep you updated on release plans as they come together later this year.
Finally! Maybe the public can demand this in theaters to compete with PA 3! Awesome news Alex!
jah p on Jan 26, 2012
is there a known release date?
Mehran on Jan 26, 2012
How about a poster, was there any at Sundance?
Bart on Jan 27, 2012
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