Shout! Factory acquires UK horror flicks Cockneys Vs. Zombies and Tower Block

Shout! Factory and SC Films International have entered into an exclusive multi-picture deal to distribute U.K gore-drenched comedy feature COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES (pictured above) in both U.S. and Canada, and suspense thriller TOWER BLOCK in the U.S. Both features are written by notable cult film and TV scribe James Moran.

Shout! Factory has secured all distribution rights to the films, including theatrical and digital distribution, home entertainment and broadcast for cross-platform releases. Shout! Factory plans a strategic rollout of COCKNEYS VS. ZOMBIES and TOWER BLOCK on all packaged media, electronic-sell-through, video-on-demand, subscription video-on-demand, television and in select theaters in 2013.

COCKNEYS is the story of Andy (Harry Treadaway) and Terry (Rasmus Hardiker), two hapless cockney brothers who try to save their granddad’s (Ford) care home by robbing a bank. At the same time, a virus sweeps across East London turning all the inhabitants into flesh eating zombies. Faced with hordes of the undead, the challenge is to rescue a home full of tough old folks, escape with the loot, and get out of London alive!

The Matthias Hoene-directed flick also stars Michelle Ryan and Honor Blackman.

TOWER BLOCK goes like this: When Jimmy is brutally murdered by two hooded figures, the residents of the Serenity House tower block are witnesses to the killing but, fearing retribution, are too scared to give detectives any information.

One year later, someone has decided to take justice into their own hands. Picked off one by one, the tenants of the tower block are under threat from a mystery sniper who has set deadly traps throughout the building keeping them prisoners in their own homes. Unsure of why they have been targeted, the group put their differences aside and undertake daring attempts to escape the building. But with every exit leading to another death, will they ever escape?

We'll update you on release date news when we get it.

Michelle Ryan

Extra Tidbit: Shout! Factory is quickly becoming the best genre home video distributor in town.



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