12:20pm PT by Tatiana Siegel
Magnet Releasing Picks Up Spanish-Language Horror Film 'Here Comes the Devil'
The Wagner/Cuban Co.’s Magnet Releasing has picked up North American distribution rights to Adrian Garcia Bogliano's Spanish-language horror film Here Comes the Devil.
The deal was announced Thursday night at Fantastic Fest before the film's U.S. premiere.
Here Comes the Devil, which also screened earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival, stars Francisco Barreiro and Lura Caro as parents whose pre-teen son and daughter inexplicably reappear after being lost overnight on a desolate, cave-riddled mountainside. The good luck and good fortune of their return soon changes, as the children’s behavior suggests ominous and unspeakable events that took place the night the children were lost.
Magnet/Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles called the film "a singular, crazed trip of a movie."
He added, "We're happy to be in business with Adrian, whose short in ABC's of Death merely whetted our appetite for this full-on dish of creeped-out mayhem."
Andrea Quiroz Hernandez produced the film.
Magnet, the genre arm of Magnolia, has enjoyed success with foreign-language genre fare, like Tomas Alfredson’s Let the Right One In and Takeshi Miike’s 13 Assassins.
This deal was negotiated by Magnet senior vp of acquisitions Dori Begley and Submarine's Josh Braun.