Magnolia Pictures’ genre arm Magnet Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to “V/H/S: Viral,” the third installment of the popular horror anthology series, and is planning a fall release for the fright film.
“V/H/S: Viral” features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (“Timecrimes”), Marcel Sarmiento (“ABCs of Death” segment “D is for Dogfight”), Gregg Bishop (“The Birds of Anger”), Justin Benson (“Wrecked”) and Todd Lincoln (“The Apparition”).
The segments in “V/H/S: Viral” include the story of a deranged illusionist who obtains a magical object of great power; a homemade machine that opens a door to a parallel world; teenage skaters that unwillingly become targets of a Mexican death cult ritual; and a sinister, shadowy organization that is tracking a serial killer.
The segments are tied together by the story of a group of fame-obsessed teens following a violent car chase in Los Angeles that unwittingly become stars of the next internet sensation.
“‘V/H/S: Viral’ has the strength of its predecessors and continues to break new ground in the genre,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “This installment features terrific work from some very talented genre filmmakers.”
“We’re really excited for audiences to experience the evolution of the VHS brand — and the evolution of male monster genitalia,” added Binkow.
The deal was negotiated by Magnet SVP of acquisitions Dori Begley with Gary Binkow of Collective Digital Studio.