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Anthology “PORTALS,” from “BLAIR WITCH” and “V/H/S” creators, finds distribution

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A number of filmmakers with omnibus experience came together for PORTALS, a collection of sci-fi/horror stories that has now been picked up for release.

Screen Media has announced its acquisition of worldwide rights to PORTALS, with a multiplatform break planned for this fall. The segments were directed by Eduardo Sanchez (THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT), Gregg Hale (V/H/S 2, BLAIR WITCH producer), Timo Tjahjanto (V/H/S 2) and Liam O’Donnell (SKYLINE). Brad Miska and Chris White (the V/H/S series) produced with J.D. Lifshitz and Raphael Margules (PLEDGE); White also created the concept. The synopsis: “The genre-bending story takes place during a series of worldwide blackouts, after which millions of mysterious cosmic anomalies appear everywhere across the planet. While many flee from the sentient objects, the real terror sets in as people are drawn toward—and into—them.”

“We are thrilled to be working with Screen Media to help bring this innovative new anthology to life with so many creative collaborators we admire,” Lifshitz says, and Screen Media’s Seth Needle adds, “We’ve been looking for a project to do together with these producers for a long time, and we feel really lucky to find one with this caliber of talent involved. Heads up, genre fans.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.