Bloody Disgusting is an American multi-media company, which began as a horror genre-focused news site/website specializing in information services that covered various horror medias, including: film, television, video games, comics, and music. The company expanded into other media including advertising, podcast networking, film, television, streaming media, and management.

Bloody Disgusting
Company typePartnership
Industry
  • Film[1]
  • Advertising
  • Podcast network
  • Streaming media
  • Online press
  • Television
  • Video games
  • Information services
  • Management[2]
Founded2001; 23 years ago (2001)
Founder
Key people
  • Brad Miska (Co-Head/Co-Founder)
  • Tom Owen (Co-Head/Co-Founder)
  • Peter Luttrell (Partner)[3]
  • Heather Luttrell (Partner)
  • Michael Green (Partner)[3]
Owner
  • Brad Miska, Tod Owen, Peter & Heather Luttrell (2001-2021)
  • The Collective (2007-2021)[4][5]
  • SHE Media Collective (investment partner)[6]
  • AMC Theatres (Collaborative business partner)[7]
  • Cinedigm (2021-present)
ParentCineverse[3]
Subsidiaries
  • The Bloody Disgusting Podcast
  • Bloody Disgusting Selects
  • BloodyDisgusting TV
  • BloodyFM
Websitebloody-disgusting.com

The film production studio developed and produced the V/H/S franchise, a collection of six found footage films, two spin-off films, and one miniseries.

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Bloody Disgusting was founded in 2001 by Brad Miska (under the pseudonym "Mr. Disgusting") and Tom Owen,[8] who run the site along with current managing editor John Squires. By 2007, the site had 1.5 million unique visitors and 20 million page views each month.[9] In September 2007 a minority stake was purchased by The Collective, a Beverly Hills–based management company.[10] In 2011 Bloody Disgusting began distributing and producing films[11] that have gone on to win awards and spawned the successful V/H/S franchise.

In 2011, Bloody Disgusting partnered with The Collective and AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. to create a distribution company named Bloody Disgusting Selects. The new subsidiary specialized in providing a wider release for independent filmmakers. The company purchased distribution rights from movies that were initially released at film festivals, with locations at AMC Theatres handling exclusive theatrical release. After this, the movies were distributed by the conglomerate through The Collective's partnership with Vivendi Universal and on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD platforms.[7][12]

In October 2021, Cineverse (then named Cinedigm) purchased Bloody Disgusting from co-owners/co-founders Brad Miska and Tom Owen, business partners Peter Lutrell and Heather Lutrell, and part-owner Michael Green whose company The Collective had previously owned a large stake in the company. Cinedigm intends to expand Bloody Disgusting on a large scale.[3] In October 2021, Cinedigm assigned management of their subsidiary streaming service Screambox, to the Bloody Disgusting team. The collaboration will reinvent the streaming service, with intent to expand its content and original releases.[2] In November 2022, the relaunch of the new "Bloody Disgusting approved" Screambox was announced. The streaming service included a redesign, change in cost, increase in variety of content, and accessibility changes. Upon its launch, the streamer included over 700 available titles. Bloody Disgusting's original streaming service, Bloody Disgusting TV, was moved into Screambox navigation.[13]

Film production edit

Bloody Disgusting Selects edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Bloody Disgusting: The #1 Entertainment Destination for Horror". Bloody Disgusting. Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Miska, Brad (October 20, 2021). "Horror Streaming Service SCREAMBOX Relaunches With Bloody Disgusting In the Driver's Seat!". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Spangler, Todd (September 21, 2021). "Cinedigm Buys Bloody Disgusting, Taking Bigger Cut at Horror (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on October 27, 2021. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  4. ^ Kay, Jeremy (September 14, 2007). "The Collective buys genre website Bloody-Disgusting.com". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on November 20, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  5. ^ Zeitchik, Steve (October 14, 2011). "Horror site Bloody Disgusting now a movie producer, distributor". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  6. ^ Accesswire Staff (April 11, 2022). "Bloody Disgusting Selects SHE Media As Monetization Partner". Accesswire. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.
  7. ^ a b Barton, Steve (March 10, 2011). "Bloody Disgusting, The Collective, and AMC Launch Film Series". Dread Central. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2021.
  8. ^ "Site of the Week: Bloody-Disgusting". AMC. Archived from the original on 2016-12-21. Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  9. ^ Hefflinger, Mark (13 September 2007). "The Collective Buys Horror Film Site Bloody-Disgusting.com". DMW Daily. Archived from the original on 24 July 2008. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  10. ^ Graser, Marc (12 September 2007). "Collective nabs Bloody-Disgusting". Variety. Retrieved 2007-11-09.
  11. ^ Zeitchik, Steve (2011-10-14). "Horror site Bloody Disgusting now a movie producer, distributor". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Archived from the original on 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2018-07-11.
  12. ^ Donato, Matt (2012). "Bloody Disgusting Selects: This Is Only The Beginning". We Got This Covered. Archived from the original on 2021-10-24. Retrieved 2020-04-20.
  13. ^ Miska, Brad (November 4, 2022). "The Bloody Disgusting Era of SCREAMBOX Has Begun!". Bloody Disgusting. Archived from the original on November 8, 2022. Retrieved November 8, 2022.

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