Danse Macabre have confirmed that the controversial horror Antrum will be released in UK Cinemas on October 23rd and on DVD and Digital from October 26th, over forty years after its original release.
Antrum, a feature-length film shot in the late 1970s, is said to be cursed. In 1988, a movie theatre in Budapest that was screening the film burnt to the ground, killing the 56 people who were in attendance. This incident follows the inexplicable deaths of a number of film festival programmers that had received Antrum as a submission and died shortly after watching it. These events have created a belief that watching Antrum will kill you.
Synopsis for Antrum
Believed to have been lost, a sole copy of the film was tracked down and packaged for public release. After a short 10 minute documentary which examines the dark history of the film, viewers are given the opportunity to watch the original version of this cursed film at their own risk.
The film features a teenage girl and her young brother putting their dog to sleep for a violent act it committed. In an effort to save its soul, they enter a forest that contains “The Antrum”, the very spot that the devil landed when he was cast out of heaven. There they begin to dig towards hell, and the deeper they dig the more dangerous the forest becomes. It has been observed that at this point in the film more malevolent events start happening to the audience watching it.
The film was directed by Michael Laicini and David Amito. The cast includes Nicole Thompkins, Rowan Smyth, and Dan Istrate.