"History of the Occult"
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the Latin horror films "History of the Occult" from FilmSharks. The movie was successfully released across Latin America, Europe and Asia, and will debut in the US & Canada this December exclusively on horror streaming service Screambox, powered by Bloody Disgusting.
The Lovecraftian horror film, which premiered at the Cannes’ Blood Window sidebar and was also an Official Selection at the Mar del Plata & Sitges Film Festivals, has also been picked up internationally by Netflix and HBO MAX. FilmSharks snapped up worldwide and remake rights to the film with a major U.S. genre producer eyeing it for a remake.
From writer/director Cristian Ponce (creator of the animated series “The Kirlian Frequency”), "History of the Occult" pulls viewers deep into a world of conspiracy and witchcraft. The film is stars by veteran Argentine actor Germán Baudino (“Abrakadabra”), Nadia Lozano, Victor Díaz, Héctor Ostrofsky and Agustín Recondo and produced by Pedro Saieg. “Mystery, conspiracy and the supernatural, intrigues and excites something in all of us,” said Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting. “Cristian (Ponce) melds these themes together in such a brilliant way, making 'History of the Occult' the kind of film viewers can’t look away from. We are thrilled to bring this horror film, which ended up as the highest rated horror film of 2021 on Letterboxd, to our Screambox viewers!”
Says Guido Rud, CEO of FilmSharks, “'History of the Occult' is not the kind of film you come across every day. The old rule is now more valid than ever: it’s all about the script, and no matter the size of the film, it can immerse you in less than 10 minutes if a great story is told. When we discovered this gem and it became Spain’s #1 most-watched digital film of the year during 2021, we were able to sell this genre-defining film to major studios around the world in 45 territories. We are elated to strike this deal with one of the best genre labels in North America because of their dedication to the horror genre and its fans.”
When we discovered this gem and it became Spain’s #1 most-watched digital film of the year during 2021, we were able to sell this genre-defining film to major studios around the world in 45 territories.” Guido Rud CEO of FilmSharks