Magnet Releasing to Distribute V/H/S: VIRAL
New York (May 13, 2014) The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnet Releasing, genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired US rights to V/H/S: VIRAL, the third installment of the popular horror anthology series. V/H/S: VIRAL features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Marcel Sarmiento (ABCs of Death segment “D is for Dogfight“), Gregg Bishop (The Birds of Anger), Justin Benson (Wrecked) and Todd Lincoln (The Apparition). Gary Binkow and Brad Miska produced for Collective Digital Studio and Bloody Disgusting, marking the third collaboration with Magnet on the V/H/S films.
V/H/S: VIRAL‘s segments include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power, a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world, teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual, and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer. The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in LA that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
“V/H/S: VIRAL has the strength of its predecessors and continues to break new ground in the genre,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “This installment features terrific work from some very talented genre filmmakers.”
“We’re really excited for audiences to experience the evolution of the VHS brand – and the evolution of male monster genitalia,” said Binkow.
The deal was negotiated by Magnet SVP of Acquisitions Dori Begley with Gary Binkow of Collective Digital Studio. Magnet is eyeing a fall release.
About Magnet Releasing
Magnet is the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, specializing in films from the vanguard of horror, action, comedy and Asian cinema, and the home of genre classics like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In, Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins, Christopher Smith’s Black Death, Ti West’s The House of the Devil, Andre Ovredal’s Trollhunter, Gareth Edward’s Monsters, Neil Marshall’s sword and sandals bloodbath Centurion, and Tony Jaa’s Ong Bak trilogy to name a few. Recent releases include the terrifying anthologiesV/H/S and V/H/S/2, horror anthology The ABCs of Death, Xan Cassavettes’ stylish vampire film Kiss of the Damned, sci-fi thriller The Last Days on Mars, and Israeli thriller Big Bad Wolves. Upcoming films include Ti West’s The Sacrament, The ABCs of Death 2, The Protector 2 with Tony Jaa, and many more.
About Collective Digital Studio:
Collective Digital Studio (CDS) is a next generation media company focused on empowering creators, growing brands and building audiences. It oversees one of the leading YouTube multichannel networks with over 600 channels delivering nearly a billion views a month. Distinguished for its ability to produce, distribute and market intellectual property across multiple platforms, CDS pioneered the distribution of premium digital content to television and is best known for producing the hit web series Video Game High School as well as TV shows for The Annoying Orange, Epic Meal Time and F?ED. It boasts an unparalleled track record for delivering highly successful branded content initiatives for Fortune 200 brands, including Verizon, Dodge, Estee Lauder, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Toyota, Sony PlayStation, and many more. CDS¹ world class sales organization includes offices in New York, Los Angeles, Detroit and San Francisco.