‘Nerdist Presents: The Hive,’ a Fathom Premiere, Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas September 14; Fathom Events and Nerdist Industries Debut the Next Generation of Horror on the Big Screen for One Night

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Nerdist Presents: The Hive,’ a Fathom Premiere, Comes to Select U.S. Cinemas September 14

Fathom Events and Nerdist Industries Debut the Next Generation of Horror on the Big Screen for One Night

DENVER – August 18, 2015 – From the producer of “Scream,” Cary Granat, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries, and musician/producer Steve Aoki, Nerdist Presents: The Hive,”  is a cross-genre sci-fi horror thriller set to turn the contagion genre on its head. “Nerdist Presents: The Hive,” a Fathom Premiere, will debut for a one-night event in select U.S. movie theaters on Monday, September 14 at 7:30 p.m. (local time). Directed by Dave Yarovesky, it features a soundtrack from Aoki, and stars Gabriel Basso (“Kings of Summer,” “Super 8”), Kathryn Prescott (MTV’s “Finding Carter,” “Skins”), Jacob Zachar (“Greek”) and Gabrielle Walsh (“Vampire Diaries,” “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones”).

Tickets for “Nerdist Presents: The Hive” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

“Nerdist Presents: The Hive,” which “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn calls “The most horrifying love story ever!” taps into the anxiety and emotions of a post-online world to create a parable for the digital age. When Camp Yellow Jacket has fallen into chaos, teen counselor Adam wakes up in a boarded up cabin with no memory of who or where he is. His only clues as to what’s happening are the notes he’s scrawled for himself on the walls and the disturbing physical transformation he must overcome. The only memories he has aren’t his own, yet those memories may be the key to Adam’s survival.

“The Hive is RIDICULOUSLY fun,” said Chris Hardwick, CEO of Nerdist Industries. “Yarvo has managed to tell a horror story in a fantastic new way that is super creepy and intimate, yet ultimately unfolds into a much larger movie. I’m so excited that we could help bring to the world! I just want people to be able to see it ASAP.”

“Nerdist has created something truly innovative with this production,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are pleased to be a part of bringing Nerdist Industries’ first feature to the nation on the big screen.”

“We’re excited to partner with Fathom Events to share this unique project with the world,” said Adam Rymer, president of Nerdist Industries and Legendary Digital Networks. “‘The Hive’ is sure to captivate audiences in an exhilarating and terrifying way.”

View the trailer here: http://nerdist.com/start-screaming-with-the-first-trailer-for-nerdist-presents-the-hive/

More information is available at http://nerdist.com/tag/nerdist-presents-the-hive/

About Fathom Events

Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to 820 locations in 177 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.

About Nerdist Industries:

Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Founded by CEO Chris Hardwick, its online presence includes Nerdist.com featuring Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot as well as weekly shows Because Science, The Dan Cave, and Nerdist Play; a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast; The Nerdist School comedy training program; and the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships with some of YouTube’s most talented creators. Nerdist also produces content for television including @midnight for Comedy Central. Nerdist Industries owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of the Legendary Digital Network which also includes Geek & Sundry and Smart Girls at the Party.


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