By now we are sure most of you heard the big news of the week that the third installment of the VHS franchise Viral was picked up for distribution. On Monday it was announced that Magnet Releasing has acquired the US rights to VHS Viral. Featuring segments from Nacho Vigalondo (Extraterrestrial) Marcel Sarmiento (D is For Dogfight/ABC’s of Death) Gregg Bishop (The Birds of Anger) Justin Benson (Wrecked) and Todd Lincoln (The Apparition). This marks the third team up for Magnet and Collective Digital Studio along with Bloody Disgusting.
This time the stories revolve around and deranged illusionist who obtains true powers, a doorway to another world, skateboarders coming under the wrath of a Mexican cult and and a sinister organization tracking down a serial killer. In Viral instead of finding videotapes in a house the main story involves a group of teens following a car chase in LA and become stars of the next internet sensation.
While both of the first films met with good and bad results it’s nice to see them expand on the popular franchise. The official facebook page and teaser are now available to to see along with a new still from the film attached here.Look for VHS Viral to be released in the fall and on the look out for tons more from VHS Viral soon!