After seeing screen time in Berlin, Germany, a locally produced feature film will travel to 17 countries across the globe. London's Matchbox Pictures announced Wednesday that its horror flick Devil Seed - originally titled The Darkness at a screening at Rainbow Cinemas last September - has secured distribution through Los Angeles based Imagination Worldwide, who took it to the Berlin Film Festival February 9 to 17. "We're all very excited," said director Greg Sager. "Berlin was the first thing Imagination brought it to. To get this kind of response to it was kind of more than expected."
A London-based production company is bringing horror flicks back to basics by preying on the imaginations of viewers worldwide. In its debut film entitled Devil Seed, Matchbox Pictures takes a classic approach to a genre film and brings it to the next level under a “let’s hide in the inexpensive shadows” mandate. Devil Seed is a demon possession story about a college student, Alexandra, who begins to hear creepy noises, hallucinate, black out and receive unidentifiable scratch marks all over her body after a psychic reading. But, what sets it apart from the plethora of other horror flicks? Greg A. Sager, script writer and director, said it comes down to what isn’t....
We're not Hollywood North yet, but a small film company has scored a big hit with a new made-in-London horror flick.
Devil Seed (www.devilseedmovie.com) was released last week by Matchbox Pictures and immediately shot to the top of horror genre films, downloaded on i-Tunes Canada, edging out Hollywood blockbusters such as The Woman in Black. Devil Seed also ranked in the top 40 overall on iTunes.
"Our little film is competing with the big boys," said Greg Sager, one of three partners in Matchbox Pictures along with Greg Elmer and Dwight Coughlan.