Following its streaming premiere late last year, the powerful true-crime documentary The Acid King comes to Blu-ray on September 29th, 2022 from Wild Eye Releasing.
The film recounts the story of Ricky Kasso, an American teenager who murdered his friend, Gary Lauwers, in an alleged "Satanic sacrifice" during the summer of 1984 in Long Island New York, which led to the brief but dangerous birth of the "Satanic panic" that gripped the nation.
Directed by Dan Jones and Jesse P. Pollack, whose book of the same name the film is based upon, the documentary examines Kasso’s life and hardships that may have made him a killer, the murder Kasso committed and the subsequent trial.
The Acid King features interviews with filmmakers Jim Van Bebber (Deadbeat at Dawn, The Manson Family) and Tommy Turner (Where Evil Dwells), and musician Brendan B. Brown.
Blu-ray extras include:
Cast and Crew Commentary
Behind The Scenes Documentary
Unresolved Podcast episode
Behind the Scenes Image Gallery
Crime Scene Gallery
Bonus Trailer: Lucifer’s Satanic Daughter
Check out the film's trailer and Blu-ray artwork below. You can also pre-order your copy of The Acid King today.