Troma has nabbed rights to Theatre Of The Deranged II and will release the film on Blu-ray and VOD on October 13. No DVD release is planned. The second installment of the anthology series is, as with the first, executive produced by James Cullen Bressack and Jarret Cohen at Psykik Junky Pictures. The movie showcases “5 blood curdling horror films, all of which are actually enchanted and or cursed,” with host Damien Shadows showing viewers how to ward off the spirits after each tale. The shorts featured in Theatre Of The Deranged II include Bressack’s Unmimely Demise, Dustin Mills’ Plate Face, Shane Ryan’s Tag, Panty Raid from Shawn Burkett and My Aunt Is Coming To Town from Christopher Leto. Here’s the trailer.
Digital producer Defy Media, a company that programs for 13- to 34-year-olds, has signed with WME to help package its development slate of original projects for TV and film. In addition, Defy will be working in partnership with Brett Ratner and James Packer’s RatPac Entertainment to develop projects. Defy Media is the largest owner of YouTube channel subscribers; some of the company’s brands include Smosh, Clevver, comedy site Break (Prank It Forward) and Screen Junkies (home to Honest Trailers).