On June 12, 2018, Epic Pictures Releasing via its horror label, Dread Central Presents will release the Norwegian vampire horror comedy movie, VIDAR THE VAMPIRE, produced by Thomas Aske Berg, John Iver Berg & Fredrik Waldeland and directed by Thomas Aske Berg & Fredrik Waaldeland. The film stars Thomas Aske Berg, Brigt Skettingland, and Kim Sonderholm.
Coming off an incredible festival run, VIDAR THE VAMPIRE debuted at The Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund, with a U.S. premiere at Filmquest, and went on to play at Screamfest in Los Angeles, Fantasy Film Festival in Germany, Fantastic Fest, Monsters of Film, Panic Film Festival, the Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival, and most recently at Fantaspoa.
Comparable in tone to breakout indie What We Do in the Shadows, the film has been hailed by critics as "Something truly original," "a highly original first feature," and "a hilariously gruesome and heartfelt tale."
"Signing with Dread Central Presents simply felt like coming home," says co-writer, co-director and star Thomas Aske Berg. "It is the perfect place for freaks and geeks, and a place where thinking outside the box is praised rather than feared. We knew from our very first meeting with Robert Galluzzo that this is where Vidar belongs."
"The goal with Dread Central Presents label has always been about diversity," explained Director of Distribution Robert Galluzzo, "and to shine the spotlight on unique and completely different genre films than what's already out there. VIDAR is the perfect, quirky, and hilarious addition to our slate and we're excited for people to watch and laugh along."
VIDAR THE VAMPIRE is about a 33 year-old, sexually frustrated bachelor farmer who leads a monotonous Christian life on his mother's farm, located on the outskirts of Western Norway. In a desperate attempt to break free of his shackles, Vidar prays to the Lord to grant him a life without boundaries. Instead, he wakes up as the Prince of Darkness!
The film will also be available on DVD June 12, 2018 as well as via Amazon and Epic-Pictures.com. VIDAR THE VAMPIRE will be on demand everywhere (Dish, DirecTV, Charter, Spectrum, Comcast/Xfinity, Verizon Fios, Cox, SlingTV, iTunes, Amazon, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play, Microsoft/Xbox).
About Dread Central Presents
Dread Central Presents is a joint venture between Dread Central Media and Epic Pictures Releasing. With the purpose of championing independent horror filmmakers and showcasing the diversity within the horror genre, the label releases films in monthly hosted screenings across the country as well as on demand and home video. The label’s first releases include THE LODGERS, ZOMBIOLOGY: ENJOY YOURSELF TONIGHT, TO HELL AND BACK: THE KANE HODDER STORY, IMITATION GIRL, and TERRIFIER.