By MICHAEL GINGOLD
The director behind the SHARKNADO flicks gets serious with his latest film.
1091 Pictures has announced its acquisition of North American rights to NIX, which will be released on all major digital platforms September 27. Directed by Anthony C. Ferrante from a script he wrote with Skyler Caleb, James Zimbardi and Woodrow Wilson Hancock III, the movie stars Zimbardi and Caleb, horror icon Dee Wallace, Michael Paré, Angie Teodora Dick and Niesha Renee Guilbot. The synopsis: “Inspired by Germanic folklore, the story of NIX follows a tragedy at a mysterious lake and its frightening consequences as a shattered family unravels the truth.”
“Once we landed on the concept of NIX and realized its potential, I was excited to return to my horror roots with this elevated, original horror movie,” Ferrante says. “It was also a chance to dig deep into these fractured, haunted characters and explore the depth and emotion within this dark setting while still delivering solid thrills and chills. I’m very proud of the film we created and excited to work with 1091 Pictures to unleash it this fall just in time for Halloween.”