Horror Heavy Weights Lin Shaye, Michael Welch, Spencer Locke and Tony Todd Bring the Sinister Spectacle to Life in Movie Theaters Nationwide
DENVER – December 13, 2018 – From the creator of the Final Destination franchise comes a new, twisted tale of death in “The Final Wish.” Following the passing of his father, Aaron returns home to his devastated mother and to confront his past demons. Sifting through his father’s belongings, he stumbles upon an urn which is far more than it seems.
Coming to movie theaters nationwide for one night on January 24, “The Final Wish” event will include a special introduction by Lin Shaye along with a pre-taped Q&A from Screamfest Horror Film Festival with actors Lin Shaye (Insidious, The Grudge), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination) and Melissa Bolona(The Hurricane Heist), director Timothy Woodward Jr. (Hickok, Gangster Land) and Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick.
Tickets for “The Final Wish” can be purchased beginning December 14 atwww.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices.
Fathom Events and Cinedigm will screen “The Final Wish” in movie theaters nationwide on Thursday, January 24 at 7:30 p.m. local time. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“The Final Wish” follows Aaron (Welch), a consummate under achiever, who returns home to his devastated mother (Shaye) following the passing of his father. Among his father’s antiques he comes across an urn hiding a dark secret. As his every wish begins coming true, Aaron starts to believe there is something sinister behind his good fortune and the price of his desire might just be his soul.
“There are so many horror stories that have ingrained themselves into the psyche of society,” says Woodward Jr. “For me growing up Final Destination was one of those stories and to work with the creator of those films so closely was a dream come true. The cast members also fully committed to their characters which helped us tell a story we hope is both fresh and frightening.”
“The Final Wish” is based on a story by Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick with screenplay by Jeffrey Reddick, Jonathan Doyle & William Halfon. Directed by Timothy Woodward Jr., The Final Wish was produced by Timothy Woodward Jr., Lauren de Normandie, Johnny Cleveland, Jeffrey Reddick and Thommy Huston. Executive Producers include Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor, Joe Listhaus, Patrick DePeters,Arthur Wylie and Dale Godboldo.
“We are thrilled to partner with Cinedigm for the U.S. distribution of this highly anticipated horror film in movie theaters,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “Audiences will be on the edge of their seats alongside fellow fear fanatics at their local cinema on January 24.”
“Fathom’s theatrical model has redefined the movie going experience allowing theater goers to enjoy a Q&A after the credits with cast and crew to learn more about the film and how it all came together,” says Bill Perrault, SVP Marketing and Brand Management at Cinedigm. “This unique partnership with Fathom allows audiences to experience the screams and scares of The Final Wish on the big screen.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 975 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
Cinedigm powers custom content solutions to the world’s largest retail, media and technology companies. The global company provides premium feature films and series to digital platforms including Netflix, Amazon, Xumo, Roku, Vizio, Dish/Sling, Apple, and Google plus cable/satellite providers including Comcast, Dish Network and DirectTV in addition to major retailers including Wal-Mart and Target. Leveraging Cinedigm’s unique capabilities, content and technology, the company has emerged as a leader in the fast-growing digital-first channel business, with seven networks under management that reach hundreds of millions of devices while also providing premium content and service expertise to the entire digital-first ecosystem. With reciprocal distribution partnerships in both the United States and China, Cinedigm’s growing stable of platforms has unprecedented availability in the two largest markets in the world.
About Status Media & Entertainment
Status Media & Entertainment has a collective ten years of experience in the entertainment industry and specializes in development and production of feature films across all genres. Status Media utilizes its unique relationships with talent, agents, writers, sales representatives and international distributors to execute the seamless and efficient production of films from conception through sales and delivery.
Status Media & Entertainment’s focus is on high concept, niche action/thriller genre films for the home entertainment market. By adding practical effects and explosions, and casting some of the industry’s top action stars, each film has a distinctive look and feel.