V/H/S acquired by Magnolia Pictures. V/H/S‘ North American distribution rights have been acquired by Magnolia Pictures for $1 Million for its genre appendage Magnet Releasing to unleash on multiple formats. The multi-format release includes “pre-theatrical video-on-demand release as part of Magnolia’s Ultra VOD program and it will also receive a significant release in theaters after the 30-day VOD window…WME Global’s Mark Ankner represented the filmmakers in the sale and Magnolia was represented in-house by Eamonn Bowles and Dori Begley.”
V/H/S has the distinction of being the first horror movie to be acquired out of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
V/H/S is “A POV, found footage horror film from the perspective of America’s top genre filmmakers. A group of misfits are hired by an unknown third party to burglarize a desolate house in the countryside and acquire a rare tape. Upon searching the house, the guys are confronted with a dead body, a hub of old televisions and an endless supply of cryptic footage, each video stranger than the last.”
The film is basically a…anthology of various VHS tapes that tell different horror tales, with different segments directed by “Adam Wingard, Glenn McQuaid, Radio Silence, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg and Ti West. Roxanne Benjamin, Gary Binkow and Brad Miska produced the project, which was written by McQuaid, Bruckner, West, Simon Barrett, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, Justin Martinez, Chad Villella and Nicholas Tecosky.”
V/H/S stars Calvin Reeder, Jas Sams, Joe Swanberg, Sophia Takal, Drew Moerlein, Jason Yachanin, Helen Rogers, and Chad Villella.
From everything I have heard about V/H/S, “two people taking in a Tuesday night screening of the film at Prospector Square Theatre became ill while watching a particularly gruesome portion of movie and were forced to leave the theater”, I am really looking forward to this film. How about you?