ANCHOR BAY FILMS TO DISTRIBUTE ROBERT HALL’S FEATURE FEAR CLINIC
Robert Englund, Fiona Dourif, Thomas Dekker, Corey Taylor, Kevin Gage, Cleopatra Coleman and Angelina Armani Star
SUNDANCE, UTAH –– Anchor Bay Films announced today it has acquired all rights, including theatrical, VOD, digital and home entertainment, to Robert Hall’s latest film Fear Clinic. Fear Clinic began as a 2009 horror series on FEARnet and quickly garnered critical acclaim, earning two Streamy Awards. Produced by Fear Chamber Productions, Dry County Entertainment, the company founded by director Hall (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”, Laid to Rest, Lightning Bug) and The Movie Machine, Fear Clinic will be released in late 2014. Anchor Bay Entertainment President, Bill Clark, made today’s announcement.
Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street) stars as Dr. Andover, a fear doctor who attempts to cure patients suffering from crippling phobias by placing them inside his exposure therapy invention, The Fear Chamber, where he induces and controls hallucinations. Co-stars include Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky, The Master), Thomas Dekker (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, A Nightmare on Elm Street), Kevin Gage (Laid to Rest, Blow), Cleopatra Coleman (Step Up Revolution) and Angelina Armani (ChromeSkull: Laid to Rest 2). Recent cast additions include Grammy® award-winning musician Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Felisha Terrell (“Teen Wolf”) and Brendon Beemer (“Days of Our Lives”).
Fear Clinic has attracted over five million viewers on FEARnet.com and the series earned two Streamy Awards for Best Sound Design and Best Visual FX for Hall’s company, Almost Human. Since being added to On Demand as well as mainstream channels YouTube and Hulu, the show is now hailed as the one of the most highly-watched horror web series in history.
Written by Robert Hall and Aaron Drane who also serves as producer, Fear Clinic veers from the episodic series by exploring a number of phobias, all stemming from one common traumatic event involving the lead characters. The story revolves around the cerebral nature of fear itself and its all-too-real manifestation inside people’s minds.
Mark B. Johnson serves as Producer on Fear Clinic. Executive Producers are Jon Sheinberg, Robert Hall, Larry Nealy, Jim Jacobsen and Sandra Siegal. Gwen Osborne, Co-Producer and Brian Aspinwall serves as Co-Executive Producer. Joseph White is Director of Photography and Jennifer Klide is Production Designer.
Special Visual Effects have been designed by industry icons Steve Johnson, Almost Human and Robert Kurtzman’s (co-founder of KNB) Creature Corps. Vision Films will handle international sales for the film.
About The Machine
The Machine (themoviemachine.com), is a full service production company and film sales agency, with access to film finance & distribution run by Jon Sheinberg and Brian Aspinwall. For more information regarding this film, contact The Machine at 310-358-3114 and 310-358-3060.
About Misfit Minds Entertainment
Misfit Minds Entertainment focuses on developing independent films with the longer term goal of establishing a vertically integrated virtual media and entertainment company with holdings that cover all aspects of the entertainment pipeline. Utilizing proprietary business models and technologies, we are able to generate high-quality content across multiple platforms while minimizing production costs and investment risk by applying sound business practices and application of often overlooked tax credits, incentives & efficient tax structures. Misfit Mind’s team consist of “outside Hollywood” serial entrepreneurs with a proven background in building successful companies paired with its team of industry leaders in media and entertainment.
About Vision Films
In business for over 23 years, Sherman Oaks, California based Vision Films is an independent Worldwide Distributor and VOD Aggregator of over 800 independent Feature Films, TV Movies, Documentaries and Music Specials, and licenses all available rights from Theatrical, Video/DVD/Bluray, Television and VOD/Digital Media rights to both the International and Domestic marketplaces.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and provides quality distribution with operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and offers distribution capabilities in other key territories. Anchor Bay Films uniquely offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the United States. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Theatrical releases include Billy Bob Thornton’s Jayne Mansfield’s Car starring Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon and Ray Stevenson, Slasher Films’ premiere release Nothing Left to Fear featuring music from legendary guitarist Slash and the upcoming film, At Middleton starring Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga. Films in its library include the recent theatrical release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison and genre favorite Ken Foree, 10 Years starring Channing Tatum and Rosario Dawson, the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, and Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
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