We've written about Tugg a few times, but in case you're unfamiliar with the relatively new startup here's the skinny on how the screening-on-demand service works: A user creates an event on Tugg.com, if enough people buy tickets to said event, Tugg then books the film and makes all of the screening arrangements. It's a cool, simple way to get hard-to-see movies in front of the precise audiences that are eager to see them on the big screen.
Typically Tugg is used for repetory titles and indie films that haven't expanded beyond their limited markets, but the outfit is trying something new, and it just so happens to involve our favorite horror movie of the year; Sinister, directed by Scott Derrickson, written by C. Robert Cargill, and starring Ethan Hawke as a true crime novelist who uncovers a nasty chain of murders. Check out our review of the film from SXSW, as well as our massive, spoiler-free interview with the filmmakers right here.
Summit is releasing Sinister nationwide on October 5, but now you don't have to wait that long to see it. Tugg will be orchestrating advanced screenings of it the week before it opens wide. There are currently a number of cities already with events set up, but fans can also request one to bring it to their neck of the woods. And as a bonus, those who buy a ticket to one of these early screenings will receive a limited edition poster at the event.
You can check out the current list of proposed screenings on SeeSinisterFirst.com. Movies.com will be cohosting the below screening, so if you can get to it, we certainly encourage it.
Wednesday, September 26 @ 7:30 PM
Studio Movie Grill Wheaton
Remember, if you can't make it to our screening, or don't live in any of the other cities listed, you can still request a one on the See Sinister First website. And if that's the case, you absolutely should. If you, like us, have been lamenting the lack of legitimately scary horror coming out of Hollywood, please believe us when we say Sinister is exactly the movie you need right now.
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