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IFC Nabs Rights To Dutch Slasher Flick, Saint

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Slasher movies are awesome. And while I find that the vast majority of new ones leave a lot to be desired when compared to their superior 80s counterparts, I’m always glad to see someone take a, ahem, stab at creating something new.

From the Press Release

IFC Midnight announced today that the company has acquired U.S. distribution rights from sales and production outfit XYZ Films for director Dick Maas’ evil Santa film SAINT. The deal includes a theatrical component and was made prior to the movie’s North American premiere in the Cinemania section at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. Maas wrote the screenplay for the picture and produced with Tom de Mol. Starring Huub Stapel, Egbert-Jan Weeber, Caro Lenssen, Bert Luppes and Escha Tanihatu, the Dutch film will premiere tonight at 9:00pm at the AMC Loews Village 7.

An original and delightfully gruesome slasher film, SAINT re-imagines jolly old Saint Nick as a murderous bishop fulfilling a grisly prophecy under the December full moon. Packed with creative yuletide horror, SAINT is a fun chiller that follows local teen Frank (Weeber) as he sets out on a bloody, high-energy battle to save Amsterdam from the wrathful “Sinterklaas” and his minions.

Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, said: “Dick Maas has created a high-octane, extraordinarily chilling film that is truly unlike anything we’ve seen before. It’s sure to make a huge splash with audiences at the Tribeca Film Festival.”

The deal for SAINT was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions & Productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Additional Tribeca Film Festival screenings:

* Saturday, April 23, 11:59 p.m. – Clearview Chelsea Cinemas
* Sunday, April 24, 12:00 p.m. – AMC Loews Village 7
* Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 p.m. – AMC Loews Village 7

Tribeca 2011: Sint (Saint) Shows Up Bearing Gifts ... and Some New Stills

Tribeca 2011: Sint (Saint) Shows Up Bearing Gifts ... and Some New Stills

Tribeca 2011: Sint (Saint) Shows Up Bearing Gifts ... and Some New Stills


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