Shout! Studios has acquired North American rights to Micah Gallo‘s chilling horror thriller Itsy Bitsy, a story tangled up in a web of family drama, personal demons, and a horrifying monster.
Based on the centuries-old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an ancient entity taking the form of a giant spider.
"Kara, a private nurse and single mother, moves from the big city to the quiet countryside with her two children, 13-year-old Jesse and 8-year-old Cambria, to live with and take care of an elderly man with multiple sclerosis. Things seem normal enough until Jesse discovers a mysterious old relic in the old man's house, leading to unexpected and horrifying things coming to life."
Itsy Bitsy stars Academy Award nominee Bruce Davison (X-Men, Insidious: The Last Key), Denise Crosby (Pet Sematary, Showtime’s "Ray Donovan"), Elizabeth Roberts (World’s End, Old Fashioned), and up-and-comer Chloe Perrin (ABC’s "Single Parents", Netflix’s "Glow"). It was written by Gallo, J. Bryan Dick, and Jason Alvino.
Shout! Studios has secured all North American distribution rights to Itsy Bitsy, including theatrical, broadcast, video-on-demand, and home entertainment rights for cross-platform releases in the U.S. and Canada. Shout! Studios plans to launch this movie across multiple entertainment platforms beginning with a day-and-date theatrical launch in 2019 through Shout’s genre entertainment imprint, Scream Factory.
“This is a horror film with legs, eight of them to be precise. It’s scary, stylish and disturbing in a very primal way, and it will have you double checking every space in your home for quite some time. So naturally we’re delighted to share the experience far and wide,” said Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.
“Itsy Bitsy was love at first scare. The film pays homage to monster movies of the ‘80s, utilizing a creature most people find terrifying in small sizes, let alone as a giant cave spider. We’re thrilled to have partnered with Shout! Studios and look forward to delivering this bone-chilling story to audiences everywhere,” said Chris Charles, Co-Founder, Throughline Films.
Below you'll find the film's poster by Matthew Joseph Peak. the artist who painted all of the original A Nightmare on Elm Street posters.