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Magnet Releasing gets “SATANIC”

A new supernatural horror film gets rolling soon for some of the producers of THE WALKING DEAD, and a major indie distributor has already swooped in to snatch it up.

Magnet Releasing just announced that it has grabbed worldwide rights to SATANIC, a co-production of MarVista Entertainment and Circle of Confusion (the latter of which is part of the WALKING DEAD team). This project is no relation to the upcoming Ashley Greene-starring film once known as SATANIC, now titled KRISTY—though it shares the same scriptwriter, Anthony Jaswinski, who also penned Brad Anderson’s VANISHING ON 7TH STREET. Jeff Hunt, a veteran TV director of shows like FRINGE, PERSON OF INTEREST and CSI, makes his feature-film debut on SATANIC, which, according to the official synopsis, “follows a van full of young, college-aged coeds who are visiting old Satanic Panic-era sites in Los Angeles. They end up following the creepy owner of an occult store home, only to find themselves saving a suspicious girl from an apparent human sacrifice. Only this ‘victim’ turns out to be much more than dangerous then the cult from which she escaped.”

“This is the kind of fun, smart genre project that audiences love,” says Circle’s Lawrence Mattis. “It warns you that just beneath the surface, the world might not be as safe and sane as you imagine.” Adds Eamonn Bowles, president of Magnet parent company Magnolia Releasing, “SATANIC is an exciting, creepy script, and we’re very pleased to be partnering with the teams at MarVista and Circle of Confusion.” See SATANIC’s Facebook page here.

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Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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