Jason Blum’s high school horror flick Superstition will be distributed by New Line, which beat out a number of other studios to secure the film, which has turned out to be a very hot property.
One of the most interesting things about this movie is that it had such a small, unlikely start, in the form of rough footage posted on YouTube by young, first-time directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. The big break occurred when the project became the first feature-length project financed by Film 360, after manager Dean Schnider happened to spot the footage and was impressed by both the story and the execution. With the wheels set in motion, Blum, known for horror films such as Paranormal Activity, Insidious and The Purge, joined Schnider as one of the film’s producers.
Superstition is the first film New Line has acquired in eight years, a testament to the studio’s faith in this small-budget pic. It is slated to be released in 2016.