SCREAMBOX is getting even crazier having acquired North American rights to Lukas Rinker‘s bonkers black comedy Holy Shit! from The Playmaker Munich out of this year’s American Film Market.
Cinedigm will release Holy Shit! on the company’s Bloody Disgusting-powered SCREAMBOX streaming platform in early 2023.
Scriptwriter and director Lukas Rinker has created an ultimate worst-case scenario that feels relatable yet unimaginable at the same time when Architect Frank awakens bloodily trapped inside a portable toilet standing on a construction site.
“Architect Frank (Thomas Niehaus) regains consciousness in a locked portable toilet on a construction site where a detonation is being prepared. As he desperately tries to find ways of escaping this „prison” before potentially being blown to smithereens, he realizes who has put him into this predicament: none other than the corrupt and lecherous mayor Horst (Gedeon Burkhard) who also has designs on Frank‘s pregnant girlfriend Marie (Olga von Luckwald). Now Frank has to do everything in his power to get out alive, save his Marie and expose Horst‘s delusional crimes…”
Holy Shit! won the Audience Award at its world premiere at this year’s Hard:Line Film Festival and was shown at several prestigious genre festivals such as Night Visions Film Festival in Helsinki, FrightFest London, Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival. At the Fantaspoa 2022 the black comedy received an Honorable Mention for the Best Blood (and shit) Bath”.
Holy Shit! joins SCREAMBOX’s growing library of unique horror content, including Terrifier 2, Deep Fear, Pennywise: The Story of IT, All Jacked Up and Full of Worms, Masters of Horror, 13 Nights of Elvira, PussyCake, When the Screaming Starts, Toxic Crusaders, and Satan’s Little Helper Uncut.
Holy Shit! is a German production by Neopol Film in co-production with Studio Hamburg Enterprises. The production was supported and funded by the HessenFilm und Medien GmbH.
The deal was negotiated by Brandon Hill, Director of Acquisitions and Moritz Hemminger of Playmaker on behalf of filmmakers.
Variety first reported the news.