Some distribution news for two much talked about horror films has come out of the Toronto International Film Festival, and we’ve got the word on each for you right here. Good things are coming, kids. Read on for details.
The international sales rights to Makinov’s Come Out and Play, his remake of the classic Who Can Kill a Child?, has been purchased by Celsius.
Vinessa Shaw, Ebon Moss and Daniel Gimenez Cacho star. Here’s the synopsis: Beth and Francis vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene island, and Beth hesitantly agrees. They set out to a beautiful island but soon discover it’s mysteriously abandoned, and the only people on the island are children. Beth and Francis are left to uncover the mystery of the disappearances, and a day in paradise quickly turns into a struggle for survival.
Picked up for US distribution by Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment at Toronto is April Mullen’s Dead Before Dawn 3D. The film follows college kids who accidentally unleash an evil curse that causes people to kill themselves and turn into zombie demons, aka Zemons. The horror/comedy starring Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) and Devon Bostick (Survival of the Dead, Diary of a Wimpy Kids) has been gaining a lot of momentum and has a tone that some are describing as Shaun of the Dead meets The Goonies.
The film is set to release in late fall. It was written by Tim Doiron, who also produces with Mullen.
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