The increasingly dynamic US distribution arena will see the management company and horror website release the genre title in at least 32 key cities through their partnership with AMC Theatres.
The partners acquired US rights from Celluloid Nightmares to Fernando Barreda Luna’s Spanish found footage thriller about children on vacation who unleash a nightmare on their holiday home.
The Nabu Films and Silencio Rodamos Producciones collaboration premiered at Sitges before stopping off at Mexico’s Morbido Film Fest late last year and screened at Sundance earlier this year. A US remake is said to be in the works.
The DVD release will go through The Collective’s home video alliance with Vivendi Universal.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Atrocious to the US marketplace,” Gary Binkow, a partner at The Collective, said. “It’s always exciting to showcase upcoming horror directors, and Luna is an obvious talent to watch.
Binkow and The Collective’s director of acquisitions Roxanne Benjamin brokered the deal with Celluloid Nightmares partner Nate Bolotin.