Screen Media Acquires Mena Suvari-led Horror Film
Willy’s Wonderland was one of the more popular genre films to come out last year. Its director Kevin Lewis has a new project and we have a little news and a first still from it to pass along.
New York- February 10, 2022 – Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company, announced today the acquisition of all North American rights to the upcoming horror movie The Accursed starring Mena Suvari (American Beauty, What Lies Below), Sarah Grey (Power Rangers, The Order), Meg Foster (They Live, Hellblazers), and Alexis Knapp (Pitch Perfect, Phobias). Screen Media plans to release the film as a day and date release in Fall 2022.
Directed by Kevin Lewis (Willy’s Wonderland), The Accursed follows a young woman who is forced to return home following the death of her mother. Consumed by guilt and desperate to escape the haunting visions playing out in her head, she takes a temporary caregiver position for a comatose old lady living alone in the woods. It does not take long before she realizes that not all is as it seems and that the old lady harbours a demonic secret; an evil secret that the old lady’s daughter is intent on passing on.
The film is currently in post-production. GFM Film Sales is handling worldwide sales for the title and will be showing the first footage for international distributors during the European Film Market.
Fred Hedman, GFM Film Sales’ director and executive producer of the film on behalf of Evolution Pictures, commented “We’re thrilled to be working with Screen Media to bring ‘The Accursed’ to US audiences. This is classic horror storytelling at its very finest, brought to life by a world-class creative team led by Kevin Lewis.”
“Hot off the success of Willy’s Wonderland, Screen Media is thrilled to work with director Kevin Lewis on another highly original horror film,” said Screen Media in a statement. “The Accursed is a haunting, twist-filled story that we can’t wait to share with our audiences.”