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Award-winning Italian fright feature “THE LAPLACE’S DEMON” finds distribution

Friday, September 14, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

One of the more unique films on the genre festival circuit in recent years, THE LAPLACE’S DEMON is now set for wider exposure later in 2018.

Reel Nightmare Films has announced that it has picked up North American distribution rights to THE LAPLACE’S DEMON, with plans to release it on iTunes, Amazon Prime Video and more digital platforms this fall. Featured at the Fantasia International Film Festival, Screamfest and Arrow Video FrightFest, winning awards at the first two, the movie (not to be confused with Takashi Miike’s new THE LAPLACE’S WITCH) was shot in glorious black and white and directed by Giordano Giulivi, from a script he wrote with Duccio Giulivi. The latter also co-stars with Silvano Bertolin, Ferdinando D’Urbano, Carlotta Mazzoncini, Simone Moscato and Walter Smorti; the synopsis: “Eight scientists working on a device that could predict the future are lured to a mansion on a deserted island by a mysterious professor interested on their findings. As they uncover their role in their host’s deadly experiment, a scale model with eight self-propelled pawns begins predicting their every move.”

“With a suspenseful premise that successfully stays away from cheap thrills, and a highly distinctive look, THE LAPLACE’S DEMON is a frightening film you won’t forget,” says Reel Nightmare’s Armand Petri. “Reel Nightmare Films is honored to be releasing such a memorable project.” See the movie’s official website here.

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.