Shout Factory acquires giallo comedy The Editor

Last Updated on August 2, 2021


Giallo send-up THE EDITOR, from the crazed production team of Astron-6 (MANBORG, FATHER’S DAY), has been acquired by Shout Factory for U.S. distribution, according to a press release received only minutes ago. The distributor plans a strategic rollout on a variety of entertainment distribution platforms and in all packaged media through Shout’s genre label and horror entertainment brand, Scream Factory.

A hilarious send-up of classic giallo cinema, THE EDITOR spins the twisted tale of a once-prolific film editor who becomes the prime suspect in a series of murders haunting a seedy 1970s film studio.  Rey Ciso was once the greatest editor the world had ever seen. Since a horrific accident left him with four wooden fingers on his right hand, he’s had to resort to cutting pulp films and trash pictures. When the lead actors from the film he’s been editing turn up murdered at the studio, Rey is fingered as the number one suspect. The bodies continue to pile up in this absurdist giallo-thriller as Rey struggles to prove his innocence and learns the sinister truth lurking behind the scenes.

THE EDITOR was written by  Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks and Conor Sweeney and written by Kennedy and Brooks. It stars Paz de la Huerta (Boardwalk Empire), Samantha Hill (Bad Meat), Laurence R. Harvey (The ABCs of Death 2), Adam Brooks (Manborg), Matthew Kennedy (Father’s Day), Conor Sweeney (The ABCs of Death 2), Tristan Risk (Dark Continents) and Udo Kier (Borgia, Blade).

“The Editor is catnip to horror film geeks and film geeks in general,” said Shout’s Associate Vice President of Acquisitions Jordan Fields.  “It’s a superbly crafted, maniacal blend of comedy and horror, where the satire is both broad enough to include the casual fan and precise enough to reward the hardcore fan.  There’s a reason Astron-6 has such a rabid following, and we’ll do our best to make sure The Editor finds the massive audience it deserves.”

We’ll pass along more specifics as we reel them in!


Source: Arrow in the Head

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