With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing, distribution deals are being announced right and left, and today comes word that two independent horror features have been snapped up for Stateside release.
Image Entertainment has announced that has grabbed all U.S. rights to SHIVER (pictured above), directed by THE LAST HORROR MOVIE’s Julian Richards and writ ten and produced by Robert Weinbach, based on Brian Harper’s novel. Fango fave Danielle Harris stars as Wendy Alden, a young secretary who becomes the target of serial killer Franklin Rood (WOLF CREEK’s John Jarratt). After she escapes him once, he becomes obsessed with her and sets out to recapture her. “The horror/genre community has created a lot of positive word of mouth online about this highly anticipated film,” says Image’s Bill Bromiley. “Their support will push this title to its success, and we’re thrilled to add this film to our slate.”
At the same time, Content Film has announced that its sci-fi/horror sequel OUTPOST III: RISE OF THE SPETSNAZ has been picked up for the U.S. by XLrator Media.