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Demon Weapons? Check Out The Atticus Institute 1/20/15

The Atticus InstituteIn the horror genre, you often don’t see the government trying to “weaponize” the supernatural.  In fact, the only films that really come to mind are Cabin in the Woods and Return of the Living Dead 3 (but zombie films usually do have this underlying theme below now that I think about it).  Ghosts and demons would make very good weapons…if we could control those powers.

Well, our friends over at Anchor Bay just sent us a press release where this concept is explored on a possessed woman in The Atticus Institute.  It’s an interesting concept, and one I’m looking forward to checking out on January 20th.

Here’s the full press release as well as a great picture from the film:

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LOS ANGELES, November 25, 2014 – Anchor Bay Entertainment presents the disturbing new horror thriller THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, from producer of The Conjuring Peter Safran, available on DVD and Blu-ray™ January 20st, 2015. Written and directed by Chris Sparling (writer of “Buried”) in his directorial debut,THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE stars Rya Khilstedt (“Dexter”), William Mapother(“Lost”, The Grudge), Harry Groener (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”), John Rubenstein (“Angel”) and Sharon Maughn (The Bank Job) and was executive produced by Dan Clifton. THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE will be available on DVD for an SRP of $22.98 and on Blu-ray™ for $26.99.  Special features include “The Making of The Atticus Institute” and deleted scenes.

Dr. Henry West founded The Atticus Institute in the early 1970s to test individuals expressing supernatural abilities – E.S.P., clairvoyance, psychokinesis, etc. Despite witnessing several noteworthy cases, nothing could have prepared Dr. West and his colleagues for Judith Winstead. She outperformed every subject they had ever studied – soon gaining the attention of the U.S. Department of Defense, who subsequently took control of the research facility. The more experiments they conducted on Judith, the clearer it became that her abilities were the manifestation of evil forces within her, prompting the government to take measures to weaponize this force. But they soon discovered there are powers that exist in this world that simply cannot be controlled. Now the details of the inexplicable events that occurred withinThe Atticus Institute are being made public after remaining classified for nearly forty years.

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About Anchor Bay Entertainment

Anchor Bay Entertainment is a leading home entertainment company.  Anchor Bay acquires and distributes feature films, original television programming including STARZ Original series, children’s entertainment, anime (Manga Entertainment), fitness (Anchor Bay Fitness), sports, and other filmed entertainment on DVD and Blu-ray™ formats.  The company has long term distribution agreements in place for select programming with AMC Networks, RADiUS, and The Weinstein Company. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, Anchor Bay Entertainment has offices in Troy, MI, as well as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. Anchor Bay Entertainment (www.anchorbayentertainment.com) is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.

THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE DVD

  • Street date:                   January 20, 2015
  • Catalog #:                    DV62811
  • UPC:                            01313262811080
  • Run time:                     83 minutes
  • Rating:                         Not Rated
  • Subtitles:                      English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Spanish Subtitles
  • SRP:                             $22.98
  • Aspect Ratio:                1.85:1
  • Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1

THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE BLU-RAY™

  • Street date:                   January 20, 2015
  • Catalog #:                    01313262812780
  • UPC:                            BD62812
  • Run time:                     83 minutes
  • Rating:                         Not Rated
  • Subtitles:                      English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, Spanish Subtitles
  • SRP:                             $26.99
  • Aspect Ratio:                1.85:1
  • Audio:                         Dolby Digital 5.1





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