Exclusive Pic; Announcement: Oscilloscope Labs Nabs Festival Fave “BODY”Movies/TV,News Ken W. Hanley
When it comes to genre entertainment, a sign that a genre film is truly unique, surreal and of high caliber is when it lands at Oscilloscope Laboratories. The distributor behind flicks like RARE EXPORTS, BELLFLOWER, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN and COHERENCE, Oscilloscope’s releases often have an exploratory nature to them, venturing into directions and content that is ultimately much different than fans expect, and often to their delight. So with that in mind, Dan Berk and Robert Olsen’s acclaimed thriller BODY just skyrocketed towards this writer’s “must-see” list as the film has officially been acquired for North American distribution by O-Scope.
The thriller, which premiered at Slamdance and recently played at the Florida Film Festival, will be getting both a theatrical and digital release later in 2015 courtesy of Oscilloscope. The film is also playing at the upcoming Stanley Film Festival, where it will be playing alongside some of the most buzzworthy and notable upcoming horror flicks. And the film sports quite an impressive cast, which includes V/H/S actress Helen Rogers, THE ABCs OF DEATH 2’s Lauren Molina and up-and-coming actress Alexandra Turshen, as well as the one and only Larry Fessenden in the titular role.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the official synopsis for BODY:
A darkly funny and twisted journey taking place entirely on one unforgettable Christmas Eve, Body revolves around a trio of college co-eds whose dalliance with breaking-and-entering goes horribly awry. Sneaking off to a secluded mansion to party, the young girls are faced with dire choices after they unexpectedly encounter the property’s groundskeeper. Following a freak accident, the girls find themselves entangled in a Hitchcockian nightmare steeped in tension, suspicion, double-crossing, and murder, where no one is to be trusted and a new twist lies around every corner.
About the acquisition, O-Scope’s Dan Berger and David Laub said, “Body is an absolutely wonderful discovery—an incredibly clever, resourceful thriller that crafts excitement, tension, and piquant black humor out of the most basic of setups—three girls, a house, and a body at the foot of the stairs. Dan Berk and Robert Olsen are major new filmmaking talents, and we are thrilled to be bringing their debut feature out into the world.”
Filmmakers Dan Berk and Robert Olsen said, “”We’re honored and excited to have found a partner in Oscilloscope. Their brand and approach to distribution are really in line with how we always envisioned bringing our movie to audiences. They’re the perfect home for BODY.”
In addition to this exciting news, Oscilloscope Laboratories has provided FANGORIA with an exclusive still from the film, which you can see below! Keep an eye out for more news on the film and its release as the news comes, and for horror fans joining FANGORIA at the Stanley Film Festival this year, make sure not to miss BODY!