Scream Factory is going to transcend its home video label origins and move into first-run distribution very soon. September will see the company releasing the independent horror film Bloodsucking Bastards to theaters in ten markets as well as via VOD platforms. This film, a recent opening night selection at the Slamdance Film Festival, transplants the vampire subgenre into the workplace to create a film that is as satirical as it is gruesome. Read on for the first fang-baring details, including poster art and a theatrical trailer…
SCREAM FACTORY™ FILMS ANNOUNCES U.S. THEATRICAL RELEASE OF
Starring Fran Kranz, Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, Yvette Yates
with Joel Murray and Joey Kern
Highly Anticipated Horror-Comedy Feature
Los Angeles, CA – (July 1, 2015) – SCREAM FACTORY™ FILMS, a genre theatrical imprint of Shout! Factory, announced today that action-packed horror-comedy Bloodsucking Bastards will open in select cinemas across top U.S. markets and on VOD September 4, 2015. The announcement was made by Shout! Factory’s founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer, and Garson Foos.
Directed by Brian James O’Connell and penned by the popular comedy troupe Dr. God and Ryan Mitts, Bloodsucking Bastards recently made its world premiere as the opening night film at the Slamdance Film Festival 2015 and has since played at numerous film festivals to press acclaim and great audience enthusiasm. The film boasts an all-star cast including Fran Kranz (Cabin in the Woods), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones), Emma Fitzpatrick (Significant Mother, The Collection), Yvette Yates (Inherent Vice) with Joel Murray (Mad Men) and Joey Kern (Cabin Fever). It was produced by Fortress Features (Brett Forbes, Patrick Rizzotti) in association with Maybe This Year Productions (Brandon Evans), Colleen Hard, and Justin Ware.
Shout! Factory has tapped Ruth Vitale of The Film Collective and MJ Peckos of Dada Films to handle the theatrical launch and Meyer Shwarzstein of Brainstorm Media for the VOD rollout for this movie.