“Thirsting” producer Vadik weighs 6 distribution deals since debut at AFM for erotic horror feature

If all goes as planned, Mark Vadik’s supernatural erotic thriller “The Thirsting” should hit the midnight movie circuit by Valentine’s Day.

An entertainment lawyer turned playwright/theater director turned filmmaker, Vadik has been weighing six distribution offers since premiering his debut feature at the American Film Market in Los Angeles in October.

“All the distributors want to have a theatrical release before we get to NATPE [Jan. 24-26] to increase TV rights sales for cable,” Vadik said.

“Some of the distributors are talking about a five-city theatrical run, depending on how we do with the Chicago premiere. It has a very pulp feel so I’m thinking to have it open at as midnight shows around the country.”