Momentum Nabs Bousman's ABATTOIR

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Momentum Nabs Bousman's ABATTOIR

Momentum Pictures has acquired all North American rights to the the latest Darren Lynn Bousman shocker, Abattoir, with an eye to release the film in theaters, VOD and Digital HD on December 9, 2016.  

Written by Christopher Monfette (Syfy's 12 Monkeys) and directed by Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw II, III & IV), the film stars Jessica Lowndes, Joe Anderson, Lin Shaye (Insidious) and Dayton Callie ("Sons of Anarchy"). 

Momentum Pictures’ Senior VP of Content, Ian Goggins, made the announcement saying,"We’re fans of Darren Bousman’s body of work in the horror genre, so we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with him on ‘Abattoir. The film has unique twists and turns that will leave audiences at the edge of their seats."

The film centers on a real estate reporter (Jessica Lowndes) who unearths an urban legend about a house being built from rooms where horrific tragedies have occurred. The investigation ultimately leads her and ex-lover Detective Declan Grady (Joe Anderson) to the enigmatic Jebediah Crone (Dayton Callie) and the answer to the question, “How do you build a haunted house?

Abattoir is based on the Radical Publishing 6-issue comic book mini-series created by Bousman. the film world-premiered at this year’s Los Angeles Film Festival in the Nightfall section and has screened in a dozen festivals this summer, winning "Best in Festival" at the Hot Springs Horror Festival.

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