Gunpowder & Sky, Mandalay Sports Media Tout “Sporror” Entertainment


Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Mandalay Sports Media for new “sporror” titles, which will be horror films set in and starring celebrities from the world of sports.

The first film in the genre will be Lucky Number. Written by Aaron Cooley (Shaken Not Stirred, The Campaigners), Lucky Number centers around a pro basketball superstar who must pay up on a deal he made with the devil, transforming into an athletic killer.

“Digital audiences are devouring horror films and sports entertainment so it only seemed natural to create content that caters to both passions, at the same time,” said Van Toffler, the CEO and co-founder of Gunpowder & Sky. “Mike Tollin and I go back to 1999 when we made Varsity Blues together so I’m happy to be working with him again—not to mention Dick Glover, maestro of all great things at Funny Or Die—this is going to be both fun and dangerous, and perhaps we’ll even bring back the whipped cream bikini!”

“There are few places more frightening than a dark, empty arena, and the sports landscape is full of strange and authentically frightening characters,” said Jon Weinbach, Mandalay Sports Media’s executive VP. “We’ve never seen a mash-up between horror and sports, where everything from a hockey skate to a nacho cheese vat can be dangerous—or even deadly.”