LOS ANGELES, CA, June 20, 2013 - Hannover House, Inc. (OTC: HHSE) has announced an immediate increase in the company's output of film releases to the home video and video-on-demand markets, with the greatest level of new activity occurring with science-fiction, thrillers and horror titles. Eight new releases will begin hitting the retail home video shelves as early as October, fueled by new corporate funding from TCA Global and ongoing retailer support generated from consistent sales success with prior Hannover House releases.
Recently released sci-fi and horror DVD titles from Hannover House include "Zombie Warz", "Humans vs. Zombies", "Boggy Creek" and "Patient Zero," with major retailer support that has included Wal-Mart, Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, among many other national retailers and independent video dealers. The newly acquired slate of films is expected to fit nicely into the current programming plans for the company's key accounts.
"Consumers love science-fiction and horror titles," said Eric Parkinson, Hannover House C.E.O. "Thrillers are widely popular, retail-friendly and a very profitable category for the company to grow. From a standpoint of doing-more-of-what-works-best for Hannover House, an expansion of our release activities for sci-fi, horror and thrillers makes a lot of sense."
Recently acquired sci-fi, horror and thriller genre' titles for Hannover House include:
TO.GET.HER - From director Erica Dunton, winner of the Best of Next Audience Award at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, this suspense-thriller details the horrifying outcome when a dream beach vacation for a group of teenaged-girlfriends descends into a murderous nightmare. Licensed from Film Sales Company, New York.
THE HONEYMOON - An impressive debut feature from director Rob Rowatt, which chronicles how a romantic, camping getaway turns into a honeymoon from hell, when the newlyweds witness a murder and now must be eliminated. Licensed from Lakefield Pictures, Canada.
AMITYVILLE ASYLUM - Director Andrew Jones presents a terrifying look inside the Asylum for the Insane in Amityville, New York, with the dark secrets of the haunted facility finally revealed. Licensed from Northbank Entertainment, United Kingdom.
INGLODA: THE POSSESSION WITHIN - A powerful, new thriller from director Brian Targett and producer Everett Burgan that explores the fine-line between insanity and full-scale demonic possession. Licensed from On-Ride Entertainment, LLC, Philadelphia.
FRANKENSTEIN: DAY OF THE BEAST - Director Ricardo Islas presents a terrifying new twist on the classic Frankenstein monster. Victor Frankenstein's plans to wed the lovely Elizabeth are challenged when the beast begins a brutal attack. Licensed from Alpha Studios, Chicago.
VALLEY OF THE WITCH - (In Production) - A gothic thriller shot in Wales that combines suspense elements from "The Others", "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Wicker Man" into an elegant and thrilling contemporary classic. Licensed from Valley of the Witch, Ltd., London.
MIDNIGHT HORROR SHOW - (In Production) - Horror and camp combine in this offbeat thriller about the traveling carnival show in rural England, with a horrific habit of killing off members of its audience. Licensed from Midnight Horror, Ltd., London.
THE COFFIN (aka "Buried Alive") - Director Kevin Clark's suspenseful tale of a man trapped in a coffin, with only an hour's worth of air and cell-phone battery left to solve the mystery that can save his life. Licensed from Fubot Pictures, San Francisco.
In addition to these eight genre releases, Hannover House has also recently acquired six additional titles including two urban-action films, two mainstream action films, and two dramatic features. These new acquisitions have benefitted from Hannover's recently announced financing agreement with TCA Global, which facilitates funding for new acquisitions, marketing, manufacturing and releasing costs. Ten additional titles (previously acquired but pending release) round out the company's slate of new titles scheduled from October, 2013 through March, 2014.
Hannover House is a full-service entertainment distribution company, with activities in all major media for filmed-entertainment (including theatrical, home video, video-on-demand and television). The company was founded twenty years ago in 1993 as a book publisher, with DVD products added in 2002 and theatrical activities added in 2008. The company's primary office is located in Northwest Arkansas, as a strategic location near Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., the largest purchaser of entertainment products in the world (with a USA market share of more than 50% of all studio DVD sales, according to Home Media Magazine).
The company has recently scaled back its activities with mid-level, theatrically released titles due to a financial analysis which showed that a greater return-on-investment was being generated from a "direct-to-video" release model. Except for three "tentpole" major releases each year, the theatrical campaigns for upcoming Hannover House titles will likely be limited to key markets or specific screen-counts as may be needed for ancillary contract requirements.
In the book publishing field, Hannover House has three print edition new releases set for 2013, and five e-book format releases. The new print edition books are "One of the Lucky Ones" by Brenda Hancock (the authorized biography of her mother, Nicole Holland, who as a young girl in France during World War II, fought in the French Resistance while disguising her Jewish heritage); "Blind Vision" from best-selling author Vivian Kaplan (based on the true story of a Jewish exodus out of Spain and western Europe, and subsequent adoption of Christianity for societal survival); and "Sable Shore" a debut novel from James Danielson (about a man's mid-life crisis slamming head-on with a murder mystery twist). Previous Hannover House book releases have generated substantial sales and acclaim, including a #1 charting national best-seller (Barr McClellan's "Blood, Money & Power: How LBJ Killed JFK") and the critically-praised, supernatural suspense-thriller, "Quietus" by Vivian Schilling.
Shares in Hannover House stock are traded on the OTC Markets under the symbol: HHSE.
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