The Rise of the Synths, w/John Carpenter, Heads to SCREAMBOX


We’re super excited to announce today that SCREAMBOXthe premier horror platform partnership between Cinedigm and Bloody Disgusting, has acquired the exclusive streaming rights to Ivan Castello‘s in-depth documentary The Rise of the Synths from Mutiny Pictures!

The documentary, which is narrated by the great John Carpenter (Halloween, The Thing, They Live, etc.), will be coming exclusively to SCREAMBOX this September!

The Rise of the Synths delves deep into the world of Synthwave, the ’80s-inspired genre that’s been the backdrop to incredible shows and movies like “Stranger Things“, Beyond the Gates, Turbo Kid, The Guestand more.

The Rise of the Synths traverses nine countries, interviewing the scene’s biggest stars and original trailblazers. The film explores the roots of the now breakout Synthwave scene, charting its humble online and underground beginnings to its impact on today’s pop culture.”

Featured in the documentary are Carpenter Brut, Dance With the Dead, Power Glove, Gunship, Celldwellerand GosTamong others.

Check out the trailer…

“Because of the long history of electronic music and horror film scoring, and obviously because John Carpenter – the Master of Horror himself – was involved in the film, the horror community has embraced The Rise of the Synths from the start,” states writer/director Iván Castell. “Many Synthwave artists – who are also great film nerds – are influenced by’80s synthesizer horror scores, and horror fans have an unrivaled love for films and outsiders, so I’m thrilled that the film will be available on SCREAMBOX to connect both worlds .”

“Whether it’s John Carpenter or Stranger Thingssynth music has transcended its place in history and become a timeless soundscape that gives life to everything from games to shows and movies,” adds Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting. The Rise of the Synths offers an in-depth look at what is easily one of the most important and influential genres of music.”

“The Screambox and Bloody Disgusting audiences are the perfect crowd to appreciate this documentary. The Rise of the Synths is a fascinating and entertaining film and we couldn’t be happier with this partnership!” says Jonathan Barkan, Head of Acquisitions at Mutiny Pictures.

The deal was negotiated between Brandon Hill on behalf of Cinedigm/Screambox and Jonathan Barkan on behalf of Mutiny Pictures.

The Rise of the Synths joins the already massive SCREAMBOX Originals/Exclusives slate that includes Terrifier 2, All Jacked Up and Full of Worms, Story Game, Welcome to Hell, PussyCake, Pennywise: The Story of IT, Suicide Forest Village, History of the Occultand the uncut edition of Satan’s Little Helper!


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