In what is undoubtedly the most exciting thing I have ever heard in my entire life, Deadline is now reporting that Glenn Danzig's Verotika - which premiered to hysterical laughter and comparisons to The Room at this year's Cinepocalypse Film Festial - has found distribution and will be released on VOD just in time for Halloween.
For those who haven't been paying attention, Glenn Danzig's Verotika is, by almost universal account, one of the most hilariously inept directorial debuts of all time (if you haven't already, please go read Andrew's review right now). This was great news for those of us with a taste for ill-advised cinema, to be sure, but said news also came with a troubling undercurrent: if the movie is as awful as many have claimed, the chances of it being picked up for distribution were...well, not entirely outside the realm of possibility, but certainly less guaranteed than if Glenn Danzig had made a horror masterpiece. To hear that (checks notes) Cleopatra Entertainment has stepped up to the plate to make sure we all have a chance to see it is to know, in one's bones, that the Dark Lord is watching over us all.
But that's not all: in addition to releasing the film via VOD, Deadline says "Fathom screenings are planned in the weeks ahead for Verotika in New York, San Francisco, Austin, and other markets", in addition to a Blu-ray and DVD home video release before the end of the year. This is terribly exciting news.
What's that? You want more? How about the first Verotika poster?
Folks, this is great news. We could not be more excited. Please stay tuned for many, many more Verotika updates between now and Halloween.