June 27, 2012

Freestyle Digital Media pick up 'Munger Road'

Freestyle Digital Media, who recently brought us The Road and DeadHeads, have picked up the rights to the suspense thriller Munger Road. Set for a September 11th release on DVD and VOD the film recently had a successful theatrical run in the Chicago area.

Los Angeles, CA (June 26, 2012) –Freestyle Digital Media LLC (FDM) has acquired the rights to MUNGER ROAD, a tension filled suspense-thriller from Insomnia Productions that will debut on DVD, Digital Download and Video On-Demand. The film was written and directed by Nicholas Smith, produced by Kyle Heller and stars Bruce Davison (“X-Men,” “Luck”). Last year, MUNGER ROAD was released theatrically by Freestyle Releasing in the Chicago area to a remarkable $30,000 plus per screen average. The film is slated for release on September 11th.

MUNGER ROAD takes place in a sleepy Midwestern town on a night when a group of teens explore the famed ‘Munger Road’ – a spot where a horrific tragedy occurred years earlier. Something terrible happens to the group, forcing the local police to acknowledge there is a returning killer lurking in the area as thousands of people converge on the town for the annual Scarecrow Festival.

The deal was negotiated by FDM’s CEO Susan Jackson and Executive Producer Jeffery Smith, from Insomnia Productions.  “’Munger Road’ has a loyal following of fans and appeals to all ages,” said Jackson. “It really delivers on the scares in the tradition of ‘The Amityville Horror’ and ‘An American Haunting.’ It’s based on a real place and folklore, which gives it an extra edge.”

Freestyle Digital Media’s recent slate of releases includes the critically-acclaimed Filipino horror-thriller THE ROAD from director Yam Laranas. In addition, DEADHEADS, the acclaimed horror-comedy from directors Brett and Drew Pierce, SWINGING WITH THE FINKELS starring Mandy Moore and directed by Jonathan Newman, and TOMORROW, WHEN THE WAR BEGAN directed by Stuart Beattie, which also marked the first feature film to debut on Facebook.

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