After last weeks announcement that Magnolia Pictures had acquired US rights to the found footage horror anthology sequel, S-VHS AT Sundance, now comes news of a new deal struck for distribution outside the US.
After its screening to a very positive response at Sundance, S-VHS was auctioned and quickly snapped up by Magnolia, and just a few days later Momentum Pictures has acquired rights to distribute the film outside the US, which most importantly means distribution here in the UK. Momentum have been doing a brilliant job promoting VHS which arrived on DVD & Blu-ray this week, and so we can look forward to more of the same with the bigger and rumored to be better sequel.
“We’re already big fans of the first one, which was super scary and smart,” said Memento head of international sales Tanja Meissner.
“This one takes it to another level. The talent of the directors involved and the new orientations on the found footage exercise makes this second installment a sure bet for theatrical releases around the globe.”
The directors for S-VHS include Gareth Evans ( The Raid and Merantau), Eduardo Sanchez (Lovely Molly, The Blair Witch Project) along with his producing partner Gregg Hale, Jason Eisner (Hobo With A Shotgun) and Timo Tjahjanto (Macabre, The ABC’s of Death) will be joining returning writer and director Adam Wingard (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die), and writer/producer Simon Barrett (V/H/S, You’re Next, A Horrible Way To Die) will be making his directorial debut.
When a sleazy PI and his assistant are hired to find a missing student, they break into his house to find evidence of his whereabouts. Inside they find a hub of recording equipment and monitors surrounded by stacks of VHS tapes. They check the footage for clues to the boy’s disappearance, opening up an endless stream of horrifying videos. But the changes that the videos cause may be even more horrific… 5 more tapes. 5 more stories. More will be revealed.