North American Rights For The Greasy Strangler Acquired By FilmRise

FilmRise has just acquired exclusive North American rights to Jim Hosking’s horror-comedy sensation, The Greasy Strangler.

Following its raucous world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the distributor immediately picked up the rights to the film with plans to play it as a “Festival Favorite” in the SXSW Film Festival later this month and to drop it in theaters this fall.

For those unfamiliar with the film, The Guardian proclaimed the film as:

A welcome oasis of filth, depravity and shock…a state of mind no shortage of film-makers have attempted to capture on film before, but few have done so well.

IndieWire’s Russ Fischer wrote,

If “Barton Fink” was made by John Waters, this is the sort of movie he’d write. I haven’t stopped thinking about the film since its debut…there’s a real pleasure in having a new event movie for the truly weird at heart.

The Greasy Strangler is the feature debut of director Jim Hosking (Renegades, ABCs of Death 2). It was produced by SpectreVision’s Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah, and Josh C. Waller (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Cooties); Rook Films’ Andrew Starke (Duke of Burgundy); and Timpson Films’ founder Ant Timpson (Turbo Kid, Housebound).

The Greasy Strangler Synopsis

The Greasy Strangler follows Ronnie, a man who runs a disco walking tour along with his browbeat son, Brayden. When an alluring woman comes to take the tour, it begins a competition between father and son for her attentions. It also signals the appearance of an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac who stalks the streets at night and strangles the innocent — soon dubbed ‘The Greasy Strangler.’

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