Shout! Studios Sets Home, Theatrical Release for Dark Comedy ‘How to Deter a Robber’

Shout! Studios and XYZ Films announced the upcoming home and theatrical release of the new dark comedy How to Deter a Robber, starring Vanessa Marano (Saving ZoeThe Comeback, “Gilmore Girls”), Benjamin Papac (Greenhouse Academy, “The Walking Dead”) and Abbie Cobb (Mom’s Night Out, Suburgatory).

The film will premiere on VOD, digital and in select cinemas on July 16.

Written and directed by Maria Bissell (Corridor Four), How to Deter a Robber had its festival premiere at Fantastic Fest.

The film takes place during Christmas in a desolate Northern Wisconsin town, where a stubborn young woman and her naïve boyfriend  walk into the wrong cabin. They’re forced to face off against a pair of amateur house burglars and protect themselves with Home Alone-style booby traps.

The cast also includes Sonny Valicenti (Mindhunter, Office Christmas Party), Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), Gabrielle Carteris (BH90210) and Chris Mulkey (“Twin Peaks,” Whiplash).

Second Season of Netflix’s ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Due on Disc Nov. 26

Shout! Factory will release Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet on Blu-ray and DVD Nov. 26.

The Gauntlet is the 12th season of the infamous movie-riffing series that first began in 1988, and the second since it was revived on Netflix in 2017.

The series stars Felicia Day and Patton Oswalt as a pair of mad scientists conducting an experiment that involves imprisoning an employee (Jonah Ray) on a satellite and forcing him and his robot friends to watch and make fun of cheesy movies.

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The three-disc set includes all six episodes, running 80 minutes each. Targeted movies include Mac & Me, Atlantic Rim, Lords of the Deep, The Day Time Ended, Killer Fish and Ator, The Fighting Eagle.