Glenn Danzig's Verotika is coming soon to TV screen near you. The unintentionally hilarious movie will also be coming to select theaters in the coming weeks, thanks to Fathom entertainment. Danzig's directorial debut has been compared to Tommy WIseau's The Room and received a lot of laughs during its premiere at Cinepocalypse in Chicago, which took the rocker by surprise. At the time of the original screening, it was unsure where Verotika would end up, but we now know it will hit VOD on Halloween.
Cleopatra Entertainment is releasing the Glenn Danzig directorial debut Verotika on VOD and aims to have a Blu-ray edition out before the end of the year. For those fans, and gluttons for punishment, Fathom has announced that they will hold some special screenings of Danzig's attempt at a horror anthology in San Francisco, New York, Austin, and other big cities. The west coast premiere takes place June 25th at the Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles. From earlier reviews and reactions, Verotika could go on to be a cult classic, much like The Room, so it might be a good idea to see it in theaters, if possible.
One early review of Verotika says, "(it) is funny on a level that most comedies can't achieve," which is really saying something. The audience thought Glenn Danzig might have been making it really bad on purpose, but that really isn't the case as he pointed out during the Q&A session after the premiere. "You guys laughed in some of the places I wouldn't have, but that's cool," Danzig said when he took the stage. It has to be tough for someone like Danzig who has his every move dissected from reuniting with the Misfits to going out and buying kitty litter.
The Misfits reunion shows are almost over and in addition to getting the word out about Verotika, Glenn Danzig is preparing an Elvis Presley covers album and a new "vampire Spaghetti-Western movie," which could end up just as terribly awesome as his first foray into making movies. While the reviews of Verotika have been overwhelmingly negative, they all still say it's something to see, especially for fans of bad movies and Danzig. Who knows, maybe his next movie will end up taking home some awards, though that is not something Danzig is very concerned about at this point in time.
The good news about the Verotika VOD release is that there is plenty of time to get the Halloween parties planned and prepare for screenings in homes around North America. The movie was written and directed by Glenn Danzig, who also composed the original score. The cast includes Rachel Alig, Alice Haig, Natlia Borowsky, Sean Kanan, Scotch Hopkins, Ashley Wisdom, and Kayden Kross. While we wait for the VOD release of Verotika, you can check out the first poster for the movie below, thanks to Cleopatra Entertainment.