SHUDDER NABS DEADTECTIVES Fake TV Ghost Hunters Encounter Real Paranormal Activity In Acclaimed Horror-Comedy Feature MAY 7, 2019
— Shudder, AMC Networks’ streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has acquired all rights across all its territories to horror comedy DEADTECTIVES
, the debut feature from writer/director Tony West starring Chris Geere (You’re The Worst
), Martha Higareda (Altered Carbon
). Tina Ivlev (Shameless
), Jose Maria de Tavira (Rosaria Tijeras
), and David Newman (A Discovery of Witches
) round out the ensemble cast.
Lauded by Bloody Disgusting as “a tonally perfect horror comedy,” DEADTECTIVES
chronicles a team of hapless reality TV ghost hunters who experience true paranormal activity for the first time while filming a make-or-break episode in the most haunted mansion in Mexico. Facing cancellation on the one hand and supernatural entities on the other, the team must figure out a way to bust the ghosts, deliver the episode of a lifetime, and escape with their lives intact.
The deal was negotiated by Shudder’s Emily Gotto and Michael Favelle for Odin’s Eye Entertainment who serves as EP on the Picture and represents worldwide rights.
“Some films make you laugh, some make you scream. DEADTECTIVES
is the rare horror-comedy that manages to do both exceptionally well” said Gotto. Favelle commented that “Shudder is the perfect home for the picture. We are excited to reach an audience who we know will die for this razor-sharp supernatural comedy from the talented Tony West.” DEADTECTIVES
is produced by Jason Tamasco and Jerry Careccio for Bad Idea, Daniel Posada and Samantha Castellano for Dark Factory Ent, in association with Little Maniac Productions and Charles M. Barsamian of Exit Strategy Productions, with Matt Helderman and Luke Taylor of Bondit Media Capital also serving as executive producers on the film.
The film had its world premiere at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia in 2018. Later this month, DEADTECTIVES
will screen at the Seattle International Film Festival in Seattle, Washington, and at the Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival in Brazil.
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