First Look: Dark Sky Films Acquires Horror Comedy ‘It Cuts Deep’

June 26, 2020

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

Kelli Marchman McNeely is the owner of She is an Executive Producer of "13 Slays Till Christmas" which is out on Digital and DVD and now streaming on Tubi. She has several other films in the works. Kelli is an animal lover and a true horror addict since the age of 9 when she saw Friday the 13th. Email: [email protected]


Dark Sky Films today announced it has acquired all North American distribution rights to the new horror-comedy It Cuts Deep, the directorial debut from Nicholas Payne Santos.
It Cuts Deep lives up to its title, revealing the extremes to which the fear of getting married and having children can go. While on Christmas vacation, a young couple contemplates their future together. Ashley (Quinn Jackson, “The Blacklist”, Hunting Season) is interested in marriage and kids, which terrifies Sam (acclaimed comedian Charles GouldThe Big Sick, Bonding). But when the handsome and paternal Nolan (John Anderson, “Quantico”, Mozart in the Jungle) enters the picture, Sam’s life spirals out of control as Ashley questions their relationship. Chaos reigns as Sam desperately clings to Ashley while fending off the threatening Nolan.
The film stars rising comedian Charles GouldGould is an LA-based stand-up comedian who was named a “Comic To Watch” by Comedy Central and was most recently named a “New Face of Comedy” at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal.
Nicholas Santos has created a truly original blend of thrills and sly humor. Charles Gould’s standout performance makes It Cuts Deep a unique kind of horror film that we’re thrilled to be bringing to audiences.” MPI/Dark Sky’s Greg Newman said.
I’m incredibly excited to team up with Dark Sky Films to release my feature directorial debut into the world. With a strong track record of passionately supporting unique genre pictures like ours, I am confident the film is in the right hands.” Santos states. 
The film is an 88/90 Production in association with BullMoose Pictures. Kristy Richman produces. 
Greg Newman, Executive Vice President of MPI/Dark Sky Films, negotiated rights for the film and Dark Sky’s parent company, MPI Media Group will be representing worldwide international sales for the film. Nicola Goelzhaeuser, MPI’s Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions will be introducing the movie to buyers at this year’s virtual Cannes.
Dark Sky Films is set to release It Cuts Deep this November. The trailer should be released soon.

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