DOPPELGÄNGER RELEASING ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBUTION RELATIONSHIP WITH BLOODY DISGUSTING, ACQUIRES BLACK METAL COMEDY “HEAVY TRIP”
Doppelgänger Releasing (the genre label of arthouse distributor Music Box Films) announced today a new distribution relationship with horror genre website Bloody Disgusting. The new initiative will kick things off with the release of Finnish black metal comedy HEAVY TRIP, which had its world premiere at SXSW. Doppelgänger is planning a limited theatrical run along with a home entertainment release in late 2018, and will screen the film at the upcoming Cinepocalypse Genre Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre in late June.
When Turo and his undiscovered heavy metal band—eventually named Impaled Rektum—get their first chance in 12 years to leave the basement and play at Norway’s biggest heavy metal music festival, they steal a van, a corpse, a coffin, and a drummer from the local mental hospital and hit the road.
“We’ve admired Bloody Disgusting’s ability to create and grow the most actively engaged online horror communities out there, and we’re looking forward to working with them on identifying and releasing exciting new content that pushes the boundaries of genre filmmaking,” said Lisa Holmes, Director of Sales at Music Box Films/ Doppelgänger Releasing. “HEAVY TRIP has a perfect combination of humor, heart, and heavy metal, and we’re excited to work with Bloody Disgusting to bring it to American audiences.”
“HEAVY TRIP is destined for cult classic status and we know horror and music fans will unite in celebration of this heartwarming, but totally metal comedy,” said Brad Miska of Bloody Disgusting. “We’re extremely proud of our Chicago roots and working with the prestigious Music Box is a dream come true. This is just the opening act! “
The deal for HEAVY TRIP was negotiated between Lauren Valmadre, Sales Manager at LevelK, and Lisa Holmes, Director of Sales at Music Box Films/ Doppelgänger Releasing. The Bloody Disgusting deal was negotiated between Lisa Holmes and the founding partners of Bloody Disgusting, Brad Miska and Tom Owen.
Doppelgänger Releasing is the genre label of Music Box Films, Doppelgänger Releasing launched in 2013 and kicked off its slate with EDDIE: THE SLEEPWALKING CANNIBAL, followed by the Slamdance award-winner 100 BLOODY ACRES, Santiago Segura’s action-comedy TORRENTE series and Fabrice Du Welz’s psychosexual thriller ALLELUIA, winner of four awards including Best Picture at Fantastic Fest 2014. Recent releases include the Blu-ray debut of Wes Craven’s 1978 cult classic SUMMER OF FEAR and Dario Argento’s OPERA, THE SECT and THE CHURCH. For more information, please visit www.musicboxfilms.com/doppelganger-releasing
Bloody Disgusting is the world’s largest horror website that covers all things horror, from movies to television, music, video games and comics. Since 2001, Brad Miska and Tom Owen have helmed the media company from their hometown of Chicago. With an audience of 16 million, BloodyDisgusting.com has established itself as the go-to destination for horror fans. Bloody Disgusting is the trusted place for the film, gaming and Halloween industry to reach the broadest and most engaged fan base. The site has since become the most trafficked genre destination in the world, released and distributed motion pictures and created the award-winning show “This Week In Horror” with a loyal audience of over 500,000 per month.