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Get Ready to Get Weird: Anchor Bay Snags Horror/Comedy CRUST


Black and white image of a man looking at a pile of socks
Image courtesy of Anchor Bay Entertainment

At the heels of the launch of the revitalized Anchor Bay Entertainment, its founders Thomas Zambeck and Brian Katz are proud to announce that they have acquired the North American rights to the horror/comedy CRUST, which will have its release later this year.


"As someone who grew up watching Sean on screen, I am thrilled to be in business with him," says Zambeck. "The fact that it's on a witty and clever film like this - one that displays such a mastery of tone - makes it so much sweeter. I can't wait for audiences to take this oddball journey with us and see a movie unlike anything they've seen before."


Directed by Sean Whalen (The People Under The Stairs), who co-wrote the film with Jim Wald, CRUST stars Whalen, Daniel Roebuck (Rob Zombie's The Munsters), Rebekah Kennedy (Two Witches), Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp), Ricky Dean Logan (Back to the Future II and III) with Shawntay Dalon ("Detroiters") and Alan Ruck ("Succession").


"I am so excited that my directorial debut found its home at Anchor Bay," says Whalen. "I've loved their films for years and they really understood my vision right away. I couldn't ask for a better partnership."


In CRUST, Vegas Winters, a depressed washed-up child actor, fled Tinseltown and now owns and lives in a rundown laundromat. He finds lost socks in the machines and uses them to soak up all his bodily fluids. One night his tears of anguish turn the pile into a loving sock monster named Crust who becomes his protector and friend. Meanwhile, he has a new girlfriend, a paranormal investigator poking around, and an old two-faced costar that is forcing him to join a reboot of their 90s sitcom. As Vegas's life begins to spiral, Crust eliminates his enemies with deadly consequences.


The film was produced by Rose (Terrifier 2), Daniel John Kearney (Dark Circles), and Chris Sergi (I'm Just Fu*king With You). Sergie negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers with Zambeck at Anchor Bay.


Both Zambeck and Katz are currently in Berlin to acquire additional titles for Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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