Rancho Cordova, Calif. — 23 April 2015 — Digital cinema market share leader Barco announces today Barry Films will release its upcoming horror film, “The Hell Within,” in Barco’s multi-screen, panoramic movie format Barco Escape.The film follows a woman from New York on a quest into the heart of the Brazilian jungle to save a missing girl, only to discover that the child was just the beginning. “The Hell Within” will be directed by Dennison Ramalho (ABC’s “Of Death 2”), written by Jeff Buhler (“The Midnight Meat Train”), and produced by iconic rock guitarist Slash of Guns N’ Roses, in partnership with Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller of Barry Films.
“If you love going to a theater to see a movie like I do, the Barco Escape panoramic technology is a game changer,” says Slash. “It’s totally immersive and brings the movie going experience to a whole new level. I’m really excited to be developing my next horror movie ‘The Hell Within’ in partnership with Barco Escape.”
“The horror genre thrives on placing viewers inside the action, which pairs extremely well with Barco Escape,” says Ted Schilowitz, Barco’s CinemaVangelist. “We’re excited to partner with such a legendary artist as Slash and the team at Barry Films on a project that will bring a heightened level of realism to horror through this immersive movie watching experience.” Barco Escape debuted in theaters in September with director Wes Ball and 20th Century Fox’s hit film “The Maze Runner,” which featured select scenes in the three-screen format. Its next release is a special performance event with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, which was the first film to be shot natively for Barco Escape.
Barco recently announced Jerry Bruckheimer Films signed on to bring multiple projects to the format, with Bruckheimer joining the Barco Escape board.