Uncork’d Entertainment have announced they have picked up Jose Prendes’ critically-acclaimed festival favorite The Divine Tragedies for distribution in the US.
The first feature from Dual Visions, the company headed up by Jon and James Kondelik, has been called “a dangerous and perfect little nightmare that needs to be seen” (Aint it Cool News) and “simply divine” (Dread Central). The films cast includes Hannah Levien from TV’s The Magicians, genre favorite Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead, The Devil’s Rejects), Graham Denman and Lynn Lowry (The Crazies).
The Divine Tragedies, based loosely on the famous Leopold and Loeb murder case, tells the tale of Charles Brubaker (Graham Denman) and his half-brother Thomas Lo Bianco (Jon Kondelik), who were raised by their arthritis-twisted, alcoholic mother (Barbara Crampton). The boys concoct a deadly game to test their superior intelligence against the dimwitted masses. This game will eventually lead to murder, and when Genevieve, a beautiful single mother, enters their lives they finally find the perfect girl for their first kill. But, problems arise when they quickly discover that Detective Homer Gaul (Ken Foree), a cop with a very special gift, is hot on their trail.
Uncork’d Entertainment President Keith Leopard says he’s excited to be working with the Kondelik’s on the well-received film:
I immediately fell in love with THE DIVINE TRAGEDIES – it’s as captivating and frightening as it is visually stunning. Prendes has crafted a masterwork of horror here. We’re excited to be teaming with Dual Visions to bring the film to the masses.
Uncork’d Entertainment will release The Divine Tragedies in the US later this year.