Indie Film Distributor Picks Up Horror Stalwart Bousman's Newest ST. AGATHA
Uncork’d Media has been around for a while, picking up smaller independent horror titles here and there, and these are the companies we need to stand by. When you believe and invest in a company like this, well, that’s how we build to things like Blumhouse and A24. Good news is they’ve just landed a big fish with Darren Lynn Bousman’s St. Agatha.
For the uninitiated, Bousman is a longtime horror vet at this point, behind the scenes of the juggernaut Saw franchise, Repo! The Genetic Opera, the newer Abattoir and immersive haunt experiences The Lust and Tension Experiences. Now he looks to have an entry in the resurgent “nunsploitation” genre. St. Agatha has been on the festival circuit for a while now and is being touted as a unique and chilling psychological horror experience. No exact dates have been given but early reviews are encouraging and goodness knows some solid convent horror is always fun. Find the release below!
UNCORK’D ENTERTAINMENT ENROLLS IN BOUSMAN’S ST. AGATHA
Toronto– Uncork’d Entertainment has acquired all North American rights toSt. Agatha, the latest film from celebrated filmmaker Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III, IV,). The female-driven psychological horror film premiered at the Overlook Film Festival in April.
Written by Andy Demetrio, Shaun Fletcher, Sara Sometti Michaels, and Clint Sears, St. Agatha is set in 1950’s Georgia, and fixes on a pregnant con woman who is on the run and seeks refuge in a convent. What first starts out as the perfect place to have a child turns into a dark lair where silence is forced, ghastly secrets are masked, and every bit of will power Agatha has is tested as she learns the sick and twisted truth of the convent and the odd people that lurk inside its halls.
Sabrina Kern, Carolyn Hennesy, Courtney Halverson, Trin Miller and Seth Michaels star in the film, which Uncork’d will release theatrically and on digital first quarter 2019.
Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard negotiated the deal with Jack Campbell, President of Octane Entertainment.
"With brilliant direction from one of the new masters of horror and a unique and chilling script that features strong female characters, we’re certain audiences are going to really embrace St. Agatha” says Leopard. “Uncork’d is honored to be releasing such an incredible film”.
“We are extremely excited to be teaming up with Uncork’d on the North American release for St. Agatha,” adds Campbell. “The capable hands of Keith and his team give us the confidence that this film will have a very successful release.”
Sara Sometti Michaels produced alongside with Tara Ansley and Seth Michaels.
“After many offers we have found the perfect home for St. Agatha at Uncork’d Entertainment and we are very excited to be working together,” agreed Sara Sometti Michaels.
Phil Bedrin and Rick Le from Dragonblood Holdings executive produced the film, which early reviews claim revives the “nunsploitiation” genre.