SXSW 2013: Haunter Lands Distro with IFC Midnight

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Another horror film has scored itself some solid distribution at the SXSW film fest with IFC Midnight snapping up all US rights to the Midnighters selection Haunter, starring Abigail Breslin. Read on for the details, and look for a review soon!

Per Deadline, Vincenzo Natali’s ghost tale marks yet another deal to go down during this year’s SXSW. The screenplay is by Brian King with Steven Hoban and Mark Smith producing. The film stars Abigail Breslin, Stephen McHattie, Peter Outerbridge, Michelle Nolden, and David Hewlett. IFC Midnight/Sundance Selects/IFC Films’ Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

Lisa Johnson (Breslin) is one day shy of her sixteenth birthday. And she will be forever. She and her family are dead and doomed to repeat that fateful last day before they were all killed in 1985. Only Lisa has “woken up” and realizes what is going on. She starts to feel as if she is being haunted, but the “ghost” turns out to be Olivia, a very much alive girl who lives in the house in the present day with her own family. With her help, Lisa discovers that the house once belonged to a serial killer who kidnapped teenage girls and burned their remains in a hidden furnace room. When he died, he became a Haunter – a powerful, evil spirit able to possess the living.

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