One of the problems with being a film lover is that a lot of times, many of the movies you really want to see have no chance in hell of playing anywhere near you. You’re forced to wait for the DVD release of films that get a lot of chatter on the internets and such, like Shame or Martha Marcy May Marlene. Late last month we reported on a promising new service that aims to rectify this very issue. Tugg.com allows fans to campaign for films to screen at their local theater, and a necessary amount of people commit to attending a requested screening, Tugg will reserve the theater and ensure delivery of the film straight to your city.
Tugg.com announced today that SXSW Film Festival favorites The FP and The Loved Ones are now available theatrically through their program. The FP is a pretty ridiculous comedy set in a near post-apocalyptic future that focuses on two rival gangs who due out a turf way by way of a Dance Dance Revolution-type game. Conversely, The Loved Ones is described as Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and centers on a girl who takes matters into her own hands when a guy declines to go to the prom with her. Hit the jump to find out how you can request screenings of both films.
In order to request a screening of the horror film The Loved Ones, head over to www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com.
For The FP, sign up at http://tugg.com/thefp. Read the full press release below.
PARAMOUNT INSURGE LETS FANS BOOK A DATE WITH “THE LOVED ONES” IN LOCAL THEATERS
Genre Fans Can Be The First to Bring This Much–Buzzed About Film To Their City Through Tugg
HOLLYWOOD, CA (March 9, 2012) ––At the SXSW 2012 Film Festival today, Paramount’s Insurge Pictures announced it will release The Loved Ones in theaters nationwide this June 2012 by offering moviegoers an exciting way to see it first. Through an innovative collaboration with Tugg, Inc., a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters, fans can sign up today at www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com to book a screening and invite friends to see one of the most buzzed about horror films of the summer. Those who sign up will be given notice when they can begin to set their June screenings. Chosen by popular demand to be part of Tugg’s “Encore Screening Series” at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2012, The Loved Ones will screen at the festival on March 9th at 9pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX.
Written and directed by Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones has steadily grown a large underground following due to its enthusiastic reception as a midnightmovie favorite at festivals like SXSW, Fantasia and Toronto International Film Festival. Described as “Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (FlickSided.com), the film has ardent supporters who have said The Loved Ones is “raw horror fun done right” (HitFix.com) and “one of the best pure horror flicks I’ve seen in ages” (JoBlo.com).
“Those who have seen and heard about The Loved Ones have been clamoring for its theatrical release,” said Amy Powell, President, Insurge Pictures. “This is a truly terrifying film that brings new meaning to the horrors of dating and we’re excited to give fans the unprecedented opportunity to personalize their movie going experience.”
“We’re thrilled to work with Paramount’s Insurge Pictures to help give fans everywhere the unique ability to share this movie with their community. The Loved Ones is the kind of film that shocks, horrifies and entertains in a way that’s best experienced in a crowded theater,” said Tugg co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez.
To learn more about how to bring The Loved Ones to local theaters visit: www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com
For more about how Tugg works, visit the “How To” page at https://www.tugg.com/howtuggworks
About THE LOVED ONES
Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he’s screwed. What happens when Lola doesn’t get what she wants? She enlists Daddy’s help to throw a prom of her own where she isqueen and Brent is king, whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is whathappens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes.
DRAFTHOUSE FILMS ANNOUNCES “THE FP” IS AVAILABLE TO SCREEN NATIONWIDE THROUGH TUGG, INC.
Fans can bring SXSW 2011’s
“rare, ready-made cult hit” (Moviefone) to their local theaters
AUSTIN, TX – March 9, 2011 – At the 2012 SXSW Film Festival today, Drafthouse Films announced THE FP is available to screen in cities nationwide through Tugg, Inc. (“Tugg”), a collective action web platform that enables moviegoers to choose the films that play in their local theaters. Starting today, fans can sign up to bring THE FP (http://tugg.com/thefp) to their theater to share this manic, warped, ambitious, hilarious and utterly original vision of a dystopian world where turf battles are settled by the competitive dance video game “Beat Beat Revelation.” THE FP will be available through Tugg in conjunction with its theatrical release in select cities Friday, March 16.
THE FP took SXSW 2011 by storm with its World Premiere at SXFantastic, programmed by Fantastic Fest. A ferocious nod to big-budget studio action fare and underdog sports dramas of the 1980s, THE FP is a loving homage to everything from ROCKY IV to THE WARRIORS and has beencalled “loud, furious & recklessly funny” (Indiewire) and “vulgar, hilarious and kind of amazing… THE FP is a certifiably insane experience” (Movies.com).
“Tugg provides a platform for sharing THE FP in a way that we always imagined it should be experienced – with a group of friends and fellow film fans that got together to see it in the theater because one of them heard about this batsh*t insane film about deadly competitive dance video games that is fashioned after the 80s films we love. We’re thrilled that audiences everywhere, including the Frazier Parks of the world, will have the chance to bring this film to their theater by demand,” said Jason Trost, Co-Director/Writer/Star.
“THE FP is a film that was made to be experienced communally with a big group howling together at the unhinged fun this film offers. We couldn’t be more excited to give fans a chance to craft that kind of experience at the theater through Tugg’s innovative platform,” said Drafthouse Films CEO Tim League.
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About THE FP
In a dystopian future, a relentless turf war rages. Two rival gangs feud for control of rural wasteland Frazier Park (‘The FP’) in the deadly arena of competitive dance-fight video game “Beat-Beat Revelation.” After hometown hero BTRO is slain on the dance platform by thug leader L Dubba E, his protégé younger brother JTRO (Jason Trost) goes into isolation, vowing never to duel again. One year later, The FP is in ruins, and JTRO must find the courage to return and restore order in a ruthless battle for revenge that can only leave one man dancing. From the producers of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY and featuring narration by James Remar (THE WARRIORS), THE FP is a fury of fierce footwork, triumphant montages and neon street wear that Moviefone calls “a rare ready-made cult hit.”