Frank Grillo in “The Resurrection of Charles Manson”


XYZ Films set to release Remy Grillo’s directorial debut domestically this month

XYZ Films has dropped the trailer and poster for the horror/thriller THE RESURRECTION OF CHARLES MANSON, starring Frank Grillo and directed by his son, Remy Grillo. The film was written by Josh Plasse and Brev Moss. XYZ Films will release the film domestically on March 16, 2023.

Will Peltz (The Collection), Sarah Dumont, Jaime King (Sin City), Sydelle Noel (Black Panther), Katherine Hughes (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl), Alex Fine, Josh Plasse and Kellen McAlone star alongside Grillo.

The story surrounds a young couple hoping to create an aesthetically pleasing audition tape for an up-and-coming Charles Manson film. But when the couple chooses an eclectic desert Airbnb as the perfect backdrop, the dark events of the audition material slowly slip into their reality… Eventually, they find themselves intertwined in an occult leader (Grillo)’s sinister plot. 

Dare Angel produced in partnership with Mi Nene. Producers include Josh Plasse, Shakira Barrera, Conor Allyn, Johnny James Fiore, Benjamin Anderson, Jake Allyn and Fabio Lo Fria. Nidal Kahl, Bobby McMichael, Chido Nwokocha, and Dennis Echelberger Executive Produced.

It was announced last year that XYZ Films had acquired all North American rights to the film. The rights for the domestic distribution deal were brokered by XYZ Films’ James Emanuel Shapiro and Pip Ngo, and by Margate House Films’ Conor Allyn, Benjamin Anderson, and Jake Allyn on behalf of the filmmakers. Voltage Pictures has International rights.

“Remy’s vision for this terrifying, grounded thriller had us hooked from the start. As a company that built its brand working with emerging genre filmmakers, we could not be more excited to bring this film to audiences all over North America,” said XYZ’s Pip Ngo.

Remy mentioned “Charles Manson is a staple of pop culture to this day. But while many stories have been told about him, XYZ Films and I wanted to explore where the children of Manson’s following stand in modern day. There is a dangerously close relevance between Manson’s ideology and today’s political and social atmosphere, and we believe it is time to resurrect the conversation.”

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, XYZ has had a standout run of releases, with six movies reaching #1 on Netflix (including recent productions STOWAWAY starring Anna Kendrick and Toni Collette and SYNCHRONIC starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan) and several titles reaching #1 on TVOD charts (including films THE SILENCING and ALONE).

XYZ’s current projects include The Winter Kills with Kiefer Sutherland, Seven Veils starring Amanda Seyfried and directed by Atom Egoyan, BlackBerry from director Matt Johnson, which will premiere in competition at Berlinale, and The Wasp starring Naomie Harris and Natalie Dormer. Its current slate also includes Nic Cassavetes’ God Is a Bullet starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maika Monroe and Jamie Foxx, Nocebo directed by Lorcan Finnegan with Eva Green and Mark Strong, and Accused from BAFTA-nominated Boiling Point director Phillip Barantini. XYZ is in post-production on the Netflix Original Havoc, directed by Gareth Evans and starring Tom Hardy and Forrest Whitaker.

About XYZ Films:  
XYZ Films is an independent studio whose mission is to empower visionary storytellers from every corner of the planet. As a producer, financier, and distributor, the company is uniquely suited to identify talented filmmakers and bring their stories to life. XYZ recently expanded into talent management, working with a global roster of filmmakers. XYZ was founded in 2008 by Nate Bolotin, Nick Spicer, and Aram Tertzakian. Tatyana Joffe serves as President of International Sales and Distribution. The company’s titles include THE RAID franchise, 2017 Sundance winner I DON’T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE, and Panos Cosmatos’ psychedelic revenge thriller MANDY.

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