Anchor Bay Grab 'Monster Slayer'
Friday, January 25th, 2008
Straight out of Slamdance, Anchor Bay Entertainment has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Jon Knautz's horror comedy "Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer" in a mid-six-figure deal with a theatrical commitment.
"Slayer" premiered Saturday at Slamdance, a growing market for edgier fare than that other Park City fest. The film (featuring "Nightmare on Elm Street" star Robert Englund) tells the story of a teen (Trevor Matthews) who is haunted by the murder of his parents. As his rage builds, he accidentally awakens an ancient evil, prompting chaos in the vein of '80s horror-comedy creature features.
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