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See Mark Burnett at Sundance’s Midnight Section

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Mark Burnett recently cut a feature film in his spare time, as you do—and it’s been awarded a coveted spot at Sundance’s Midnight Section, which has seen the release of films like The Blair Witch Project, Saw, Super Troopers, What We Do in the Shadows, Hard Candy, and Babadook.

Produced by Elijah Wood’s SpectreVision and directed by Jim Hosking, the film follows Big Ronnie and his son Brayden. The two lead the city’s best and only walking disco tour, and the arrival of a lone traveler named Janet ignites a heated father-son battle for her attention. At the same time, “an oily, slimy, inhuman maniac” launches an after-dark strangling spree.

“When [Timpson Films producer] Ant Timpson sent us Jim and Toby’s script, we all agreed that it was the most disgusting, vile, and all-around grotesquely hilarious piece of cinema we’d ever read, with imagery we will likely never dislodge from our tender, greasy brains,’ enthuses Wood. ‘And that is why it must exist!”

Stay tuned for a more in-depth interview with editor Mark Burnett, and keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for breaking news. In the meantime, feel free to read more about The Greasy Strangler in Variety, Sundance, Empire, Deadline, HitFix, Screen Daily, and Hollywood News.