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Cinedigme announced today that they have acquired all North American rights to one of the most popular Latin horror films of all time, History of occultismby FilmSharks.

Variety first broke the news this afternoon.

The film, which has been successfully released in Latin America, Europe and Asia, is now set to debut in the United States and Canada in December on Bloody Disgusting. SCREAMBOX streaming service.

History of occultism was in particular the Letterboxd’s Top Rated Horror Film of 2021 Year in Review roundup, as rated by Letterboxd users.

The horror film Lovecraftian, which premiered at the Cannes sidebar Blood Window and was also an official selection at the Mar del Plata and Sitges film festivals, was also picked up at the internationally by Netflix and HBO MAX. FilmSharks has taken over the world and re-titled the film with a major American genre producer eyeing a remake. A throwback in style and setting, Cinedigm plans to release history of the occult exclusively on its horror streaming service SCREAMBOX, which is powered by Bloody Disgusting.

From the writer/director Christian Ponce (creator of the animated series “The Kirlian Frequency”)…

“History of Occultism draws viewers into a world of conspiracy and sorcery.

“The producers of nighttime show ’60 Minutes to Midnight’s dutifully planned an engrossing final airing, but even they couldn’t have predicted what their guest, Adrian Marcato, has in store for them. While the final footage from the show legends are twinkling on televisions across the country, Marcato prepares to expose a plot that could shake the very foundations of their nation as the government is aligned with a dangerous supernatural clan.

During its festival, the chilling film won the Le Film Français award at Cannes’ Blood Window sidebar, the Best Argentine Actor award, and the Special Jury Prize for Best Latin American First Feature at the Cannes Film Festival. Mar del Plata. In addition, History of occultism was nominated for Best Film at Sitges, Spain’s premier festival specializing in fantasy and horror films.

“Mystery, conspiracy and the supernatural intrigue and excite something in all of us,” said Brad Miska, General Manager of Bloody Disgusting. “Cristian (Ponce) merges these themes in such a brilliant way, which makes History of occultism the kind of moviegoers you can’t look away from. We are thrilled to present this horror movie, which turned out to be the highest rated horror movie of 2021 on Letterboxd, to our SCREAMBOX viewers!

According to Guido Rud, CEO of FilmSharks, “History of occultism is not the kind of film you come across every day. The old rule is now more valid than ever: it’s all in the script, and no matter the size of the film, it can immerse you in less than 10 minutes if a great story is told. When we discovered this gem and it became the most-watched digital film of the year in Spain in 2021, we were able to sell this genre-defining film to major studios around the world in 45 territories. We are thrilled to enter into this deal with one of the top genre labels in North America due to their dedication to the horror genre and its fans.

history of the occult veteran Argentine actor stars German Baudino (“Abrakadabra”, “Los Olvidados”), Nadia Lozano, Victor Diaz, Héctor Ostrofsky and Agustin Recondo. The film was produced by Pedro Saieg.

The deal was brokered by Acquisitions Director Brandon Hill on behalf of Cinedigm and Matias Fontenla, Valeria Fanego and Guido Rud on behalf of Film Sharks.


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