IFC recently acquired distribution rights to Antiviral, Sightseers, and My Amityville Horror, and we have news on when you’ll be able to see all three films. Antiviral was directed by Brandon Cronenberg and will receive a simultaneous VOD and limited theatrical release on [Editor's Note: Updated Release Date] April 12th, according to Fangoria. The movie stars Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith, and Malcolm McDowell.
“Antiviral follows Syd March, an employee at a clinic that sells injections of live viruses harvested from sick celebrities to obsessed fans. Biological communion – for a price. Syd also supplies illegal samples of these viruses to piracy groups, smuggling them from the clinic in his own body. When he becomes infected with the disease that kills super sensation Hannah Geist, Syd becomes a target for collectors and rabid fans. He must unravel the mystery surrounding her death before he suffers the same fate.”
IFC and Sundance Now have teamed up for the release of My Amityville Horror. The documentary will be available on-demand on March 15th, with a theatrical release on March 16th at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, CA. My Amityville Horror was directed by Eric Walter:
“For the first time in 35 years, Daniel Lutz recounts his version of the infamous Amityville haunting that terrified his family in 1975. George and Kathy Lutz’s story went on to inspire a best-selling novel and the subsequent films have continued to fascinate audiences today. This documentary reveals the horror behind growing up as part of a world famous haunting and while Daniel’s facts may be other’s fiction, the psychological scars he carries are indisputable.”
Kill List director Ben Wheatley will see the release of his latest movie, Sightseers, on May 10th. Similar to Antiviral, a simultaneous VOD and limited theatrical release is planned. Sightseers stars Alice Lowe, Steve Oram, Eileen Davies, Jonathan Aris, Richard Glover, and Monica Dolan.
“Chris (Steve Oram) wants to show Tina (Alice Lowe) his world, and he wants to do it his way – on a journey through the British Isles in his beloved Abbey Oxford Caravan. Tina’s led a sheltered life, and there are things that Chris needs her to see – the Crich Tramway Museum, the Ribblehead Viaduct, the Keswick Pencil Museum and the rolling countryside that separates these wonders in his life. But it doesn’t take long for the dream to fade. Litterbugs, noisy teenagers and pre-booked caravan sites, not to mention Tina’s meddling mother, soon conspire to shatter Chris’ dreams and send him, and anyone who rubs him up the wrong way, over a very jagged edge…”