In 2006, a horror/slasher film about a girl named Mandy Lane ran the festival course, including notable premieres at Toronto Film Festival, South by Southwest, and the London FrightFest Festival. Although reception was positive, and the film was distributed in the UK in 2008, the Jonathan Levine ("50/50", "Warm Bodies") slasher failed to reach the States.
The film centers itself around the title character, a formerly unpopular girl who, over the summer, turned from ugly duckling to swan, and is invited to a weekend of festivities at a rural ranch. It's not long before things start to go awry and blood starts spilling (and spilling a lot).
The film was first picked up by The Weinstein Company and was set to be released through their horror-flick wing Dimension Films, that was, before it shut down due to lackluster performance of the films carrying its label. After Dimension, TWC sold the film Senator, who soon went out of business. For years, "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" was left to float in the ocean of distribution limbo, causing Bloody Disgusting, a popular horror-film website, to have it on the top of their "Best unreleased horror films" list for years. But that is all about to change this year when "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" finally gets a simultaneous theatrical and VOD release.
An official release date has still not been set for the film, but Levine and Co. are just happy to have the film being released at all after seven years. Usually when a film is kept from audiences, it's because the studios are not confident in the product, but this doesn't seem to be the case with Mandy Lane. We'll have to see how it performs when it is finally released for everyone to see. All the boys love Mandy Lane, but will the audience?