Following its premiere at last year's Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Michael Laicini and David Amito‘s Antrum: The Deadliest Film Ever Made has been acquired by Uncork’d Entertainment for North American distribution.
Atrum presents itself as a cursed film produced in the 1970s by brothers documenting an occult ritual. Through several layers of lost and uncovered footage, the mockumentary explores the film's chaotic history and the last impressions left upon its viewers.
The film screens next at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) on April 18th ahead of a limited theatrical release via Uncork’d Entertainment this Fall.
Read more on the film's mythology and check out its trailer below:
” The heart of Antrum is the titular cursed feature, which purports to have been shot in the late 1970s by unknown filmmakers. It spins the tale of two siblings who perform an occult ritual in the woods, seeking closure after the death of a beloved pet… but their seemingly symbolic act may have truly unleashed Hell on Earth."
“As rumor has it, this film vanished shortly after its completion along with the original creators – until a surprise screening during a film festival in Budapest in 1988. Not only did the theater reportedly burn to the ground, but several festival programmers later died under mysterious circumstances. The film was thought to be lost until many year later when a print was allegedly exhibited in San Francisco. The showing took a horrific turn when a full-scale riot broke out in the theater. Amid the chaos, the last known print of the film went missing. It was considered lost once again, and its deadly reputation returned to the domain of myth and mystery."
“The legend is expanded by documentary bookends on the lost film’s shadowy origins, its deadly history, and the path to its ultimate rediscovery – but outside the film, even the actual directors are shrouded in mystery.”