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Paramount Insurge Lets Fans Book A Date With "The Loved Ones" In Local Theaters

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the SXSW 2012 Film Festival today, Paramount's Insurge Pictures announced it will release The Loved Ones in theaters nationwide this June 2012 by offering moviegoers an exciting way to see it first.  Through an innovative collaboration with Tugg, Inc., a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters, fans can sign up today at www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com to book a screening and invite friends to see one of the most buzzed about horror films of the summer. Those who sign up will be given notice when they can begin to set their June screenings.  Chosen by popular demand to be part of Tugg's "Encore Screening Series" at the South By Southwest Film Festival 2012, The Loved Ones will screen at the festival on March 9th at 9pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Village in Austin, TX.

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Written and directed by Sean Byrne, The Loved Ones has steadily grown a large underground following due to its enthusiastic reception as a midnight movie favorite at festivals like SXSW, Fantasia and Toronto International Film Festival.  Described as " Sixteen Candles meets The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" (FlickSided.com), the film has ardent supporters who have said The Loved Ones is "raw horror fun done right" (HitFix.com) and "one of the best pure horror flicks I've seen in ages" (JoBlo.com).

"Those who have seen and heard about The Loved Ones have been clamoring for its theatrical release," said Amy Powell, President, Insurge Pictures. "This is a truly terrifying film that brings new meaning to the horrors of dating and we're excited to give fans the unprecedented opportunity to personalize their movie going experience."

"We're thrilled to work with Paramount's Insurge Pictures to help give fans everywhere the unique ability to share this movie with their community.  The Loved Ones is the kind of film that shocks, horrifies and entertains in a way that's best experienced in a crowded theater," said Tugg co-founders Nicolas Gonda and Pablo Gonzalez.

To learn more about how to bring The Loved Ones to local theaters visit: www.TheLovedOnesMovie.com

For more about how Tugg works, visit the "How To" page at https://www.tugg.com/howtuggworks

About THE LOVED ONES Lola Stone asked Brent Mitchell to the prom, but Brent said no, and now he's screwed. What happens when Lola doesn't get what she wants? She enlists Daddy's help to throw a prom of her own where she is queen and Brent is king, whether he likes it or not. THE LOVED ONES is what happens when puppy love goes horribly, violently wrong. Brent should have said yes.

About Paramount Pictures CorporationParamount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Tugg, Inc.Tugg, Inc. ("Tugg") is a collective action web-platform that enables individuals to choose the films that play in their local theaters.  Through Tugg, individuals are empowered to select a film, screening time, and nearby theater, and then spread the word to their immediate and online community. Once a necessary amount of people commit to attending, the event will be confirmed, and Tugg will reserve the theater, manage ticketing and ensure delivery of the film; allowing the audience to sit back and enjoy the show.  Tugg is currently working with exhibitors Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, AMC Theatres, Bow Tie Cinemas, Cinemark Theatres, Goodrich Quality Cinemas, Rave Cinemas and Regal Cinemas, and will be expanding its exhibitor offerings in the coming weeks. These exhibitors will provide theatrical venues for individually curated events showcasing Tugg's growing library of hundreds of studio and independent films.

SOURCE Paramount Pictures Corporation

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