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Distributor gobbles up Demi Moore-starring cannibal flick “CORPORATE ANIMALS”

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Audiences first got a chance to devour the grisly horror/comedy CORPORATE ANIMALS at Sundance earlier this year, and more will be able to eat it up thanks to the distribution deal revealed today.

Screen Media has announced that it has picked up North American rights to CORPORATE ANIMALS, and plans a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release this summer. Patrick Brice (the CREEP movies) directed from a screenplay by Sam Bain, and the film stars Demi Moore (pictured), Jessica Williams, Karan Soni, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Dan Bakkedahl, Calum Worthy, Nasim Pedrad, Martha Kelly, Jennifer Kim and Ed Helms, plus the voice of Britney Spears. The synopsis: “Lucy [Moore] is the egotistical, megalomaniac CEO of Incredible Edible Cutlery, America’s premier provider of edible cutlery. In her infinite wisdom, Lucy leads her staff, including her long-suffering assistants Freddie [Soni] and Jess [Williams], on a corporate team-building spelunking weekend in New Mexico. When disaster strikes, not even their useless guide, Brandon [Helms], can save them. Trapped underground by a cave-in, this mismatched and disgruntled group must pull together in order to survive.”

“This is a really special movie,” Helms says, “and Screen Media gets that. I know we’re in great hands, and I can’t wait for the world to see what the warped minds of Patrick Brice, Sam Bain, and this epic cast have served up!” Adds Brice, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found such enthusiastic partners in Screen Media! Watching CORPORATE ANIMALS with audiences in Sundance was a confirmation that this movie is a truly unique theatrical experience, and I’m honored to have our insane film with such a great distributor.” Stay tuned for more details of CORPORATE ANIMALS’ release.

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.