AFM: Elijah Wood produced horror comedy ‘Cooties’ gets UK distribution deal




Another horror film deal was made today at the American Film Market, this time for the horror comedy Cooties. The film is produced by Spectra Vision, which is made up of Elijah Wood (who also stars in the film), Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. Saw and Insidious writer Leigh Whannell co-wrote the script, which is directed by Cary Munion and Jonathan Milott.

The Press Release:

Synchronicity Entertainment has licensed the rights to horror comedy film COOTIES, starring Elijah Wood (THE LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy, GRAND PIANO), Alison Pill (HBO’s “The Newsroom”), and Rainn Wilson (NBC’S “The Office”) in the UK, Germany, Benelux, and Brazil to Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE), it was announced by Ruzanna Kegeyan, President of Synchronicity Entertainment.

Directed by Cary Munion and Jonathan Milott, COOTIES is produced by SpectreVision partners Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller as well as Steven Schneider (PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 1-4, INSIDIOUS) and Glacier Films’ Tove Christensen and Georgy Malkov.

The film is co-written by horror powerhouse Leigh Whannell (SAW 1-3, INSIDIOUS) and Fox’s hit series “GLEE” co-creator Ian Brennan, who also serve as executive producers.

Synchronicity Entertainment, The Solution Entertainment Group’s cutting edge vanguard division, is handling international rights to the film at the American Film Market. The deal was negotiated by Kegeyan on behalf of Synchronicity, Matthew Dysart from Sheppard Mullin on behalf of the producers, and Jasper van Hecke and Felicity Harrison on behalf of UPIE.

“Not since Gremlins struck a nerve have little monsters terrorized a town in a wildly entertaining take on the horror genre. UPIE’s enthusiasm for the release in such key international territories as the UK and Germany promises that COOTIES has found the perfect home where it can grow globally,” said Ruzanna Kegeyan.

When a mysterious virus borne from chicken nuggets hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the pre-adolescent children into a feral swarm of mindless cannibals, an unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives against them. Who is this hero? The substitute teacher.


Matt Wavish
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A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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