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Momentum Pictures Snags Rights to Darren Lynn Bousman’s ‘Abattoir’

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Wondering when you’d finally be afforded the chance to check out Darren Lynn Bousman’s latest, Abattoir? Well we’ve got some answers for you, as the film has been picked up by Momentum, who will deliver this one to the masses in December.

Check out the official press release for the specifics:

Momentum Pictures announced today that it has acquired North American rights to the horror film “Abattoir,” which is set to release in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on Dec. 9, 2016.  Written by Christopher Monfette (12 Monkeys) and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (The Saw Series), the film stars Jessica Lowndes (The Prince), Joe Anderson (Hercules), Lin Shaye (Insidious Series) and Dayton Callie (Sons of Anarchy). Momentum Pictures’ Senior Vice President of Content Ian Goggins made the announcement today.

“We’re fans of Darren Bousman’s body of work in the horror genre so we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with him on ‘Abattoir,’” said Goggins. “The film has unique twists and turns that will leave audiences at the edge of their seats.”

“Abattoir has been a labor of love for all of us involved,” said Bousman. “It is an honor to partner with a distribution team who not only understands the genre, but are actual fans of it.”

Based on the Radical Publishing 6-issue comic book mini-series created by Bousman, “Abattoir” world-premiered at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival in the Nightfall section and has screened in a dozen festivals this summer, winning Best in Festival at the Hot Springs Horror Festival.

The film centers on a real estate reporter (Jessica Lowndes) who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady (Joe Anderson) to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie) and the answer to the question, “How do you build a haunted house?”

“Abattoir” is produced by Jesse Berger (Oblivion) and Brent C. Johnson (Lost in America) under Radical Studios’ genre label Dark Web Productions. Billy Hines serves as Co-Producer. The film is executive produced by Lynwood Spinks, Kevin Niu, Robert Cain, Michael Yedwab, Steve Ponce, and Trevor Allen. Abattoir was financed by Lumenova Entertainment, Pacific Bridge Pictures and Ingenious Media.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of Momentum Pictures by Sejin Croninger, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Acquisitions for Entertainment One, and by Verve Ventures and Rosen Law Group on behalf of the filmmakers.

Now take a look at the flick’s trailer!

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1 Comment on Momentum Pictures Snags Rights to Darren Lynn Bousman’s ‘Abattoir’

  1. Abattoir is more of a murder-mystery than horror flick. I suppose I would call it a supernatural murder-mystery. It’s about a man Jebediah Crone collecting rooms from houses of the dead and places them in the woods of a creepy town. It has quite a bit of noir-esque elements that include an accidental femme fatale who wears far too much red lipstick, a mysterious police officer and a jazz-laden soundtrack. It’s never a scary movie, but there is an automatic terror created in its disturbing concept that sees a man collect rooms from houses where people have met their grisly end. I liked the movie and thought it was entertaining, creative and stylish. It probably won’t be everyone’s cup of tea but I enjoyed it.


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