AOL RED, the Online Home for Teens, to Release Incubus, the First Mainstream Teen Movie to Premiere Exclusively Online
September 19, 2006
Beginning October 31, Incubus, a new full-length horror film, becomes 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 5-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,” said Malcolm Bird, Senior Vice President, Kids & Teens, AOL. “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.”
“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 Adam Shapiro of Automatic, the distributor of Incubus. 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. Information regarding the contest as well as additional exclusive Incubus content including the trailer, artwork, and an interview with Tara Reid will be found at www.B-RED.com.
In 1995 the CIA suddenly abandoned its 20-year research into paranormal phenomena including mind control, out of body experience and lucid dreaming. The results of the study are still classified.
Fast forward to present day. On a stormy night, six teenagers break into what they think is an abandoned factory to seek shelter. They quickly find themselves trapped and realize too late, that THEY ARE NOT ALONE! Suspended in a triple-locked, shatter-proof clear cube, is a comatose patient, undergoing testing and experimentation. The bizarre patient and his horrific powers hold the key to their escape and ultimately their survival.
About AOL’s RED™
AOL’s RED™ (www.B-RED.com), is an all-encompassing online hot spot for teens offering a wealth of content including viral videos, comics and anime, news, entertainment, games, music as well as easy-to-use tools for blogging and socializing with friends.
AOL and its subsidiaries operate a leading network of Web brands and the largest Internet access subscription service in the United States. Web brands include the AOL.com® website, AIM®, MapQuest® and Netscape®. AOL offers a range of digital services in the areas of education, safety and security, communications and music. The company also has operations in Europe and Canada. AOL LLC is a majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and is based in Dulles, Virginia.
AUTOMATIC is an Internet content and distribution company targeting teen and young adult audiences with original, unique programming that is not available anywhere else. The principals, Adam Shapiro and Sherman Sall, have long histories in traditional film and television development, financing, and production along with network management and e-commerce. Incubus is the first original film produced by Sall and Shapiro to be delivered over the net.
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