MUMBAI: Beginning 31 October, Incubus, a new full-length horror film, will become the first “direct-to-download” film premiering exclusively on AOL RED, the online home for teens at http://www.B-RED.com.
The film, a psychological thriller starring Tara Reid as one of six teens on the run from a crazed killer with the power to control their dreams, will be available for download for 30 days. Incubus can be purchased for a fee of $7.99 or rented for a five-day period for just $3.49. With just one click, viewers can begin watching the film immediately after the download begins.
“Incubus coincides with the launch of AOL’s RED offering on the open web and exemplifies the type of edgy, relevant content that we have built our reputation and audience on. We’re very excited to work with the producers of Incubus to give horror fans the chance to watch this movie for the very first time,” said AOL Kids & Teens senior vice president Malcolm Bird.
“Horror films traditionally have been very popular among teenage moviegoers and we felt that AOL RED represented a unique and effective way to directly target our key demo audience,” said Incubus distributor of Automatic Adam Shapiro.
His partner Sherman Sall added, “Movie fans are clearly seeking an alternative to the traditional in-theater experience. We think the internet will emerge as a viable distribution method for new films, and we’re very happy to be at the forefront of this movement.”
Timed to the release of Incubus, AOL RED also announced its Scary Movie Contest, challenging fans to submit their own homemade scary movies. The finalists will be posted online and site visitors will be asked to vote for their favorite. The filmmaker receiving the most votes will be the winner.