Uncork’d Entertainment has inked North American theatrical, V.O.D., digital and home entertainment rights to the critically-acclaimed horror comedy STALLED. The film debuted recently at Film4/FrightFest in the U.K. to two sold-out screenings with a third being added due to the demand. STALLED was written by Dan Palmer and directed by Christian James. The film will have its North American theatrical premiere at the recently opened Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, TX, followed by additional theaters in early October 2013. Uncork’d Entertainment’s Keith Leopard made today’s announcement.
“STALLED is one of those projects that people can’t seem to stop talking about,” commented Leopard. “It’s got a bit of everything – horror, comedy and zombies. Think ‘Evil Dead’ but in a restroom. We’re pleased to be working with these creative filmmakers to unleash their film in the U.S. and Canada”
“It’s always great to work with people that are smart, well-connected and genuinely enthusiastic about films,” commented Christian James, the director of STALLED. “And this sums up Uncork’d. We are sure they will flush away the competition when STALLED is released this fall.”
Dubbed “one of the cleverest films seen to-date,” STALLED is like no other zombie film. An unlucky maintenance man finds himself stuck in the ladies restroom during a zombie apocalypse. The film stars Dan Palmer (Small Town Folk), Antonia Bernath (Elvis), Mark Holden (World War Z) and Giles Alderson (The Possession of David O’Reilly).
“Director Christian James and writer/start Palmer, who previously collaborated on Freak Out, deliver something surprisingly fresh…” said Screen International’s Kim Newman. “…this is a worthy successor to Shaun of The Dead and Harold’s Going Stiff in its mix of homage to past zombie film glories and very British social comedy.”
Alan Jones, Co-founder of FrightFest commented about STALLED, “Consistently hilarious, brilliantly executed, cleverly constructed and visually imaginative. Director Christian James’ remarkable comedy horror is The Evil Dead meets Phone Booth in a toilet.”
The distribution deal covers North American rights for theatrical, VOD, home entertainment and digital. The deal was negotiated by Leopard for Uncork’d and by Odin’s Eye Entertainment Michael Favelle, for Stalled.