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The Sisterhood of Night

The infamous Salem witch trials have been the subject of many films over the years, but I think it’s safe to say that The Sisterhood of Night is going to put a whole new twist on the real-life horror story. Read on for all the details!

THR reports that Freestyle Releasing has picked up U.S. distribution rights to the mystery thriller, which is being billed as a modern take on the Salem trials centered on a group of teenage girls in a small New York town.

The film follows the town’s suspicions when the girls form The Sisterhood of Night, a society that congregates in the woods at night. When one girl says she’s the victim of the Sisterhood’s activities, the town begins a campaign of investigation and persecution against the group.

Kal Penn (Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle) stars in the film alongside Georgie Henley (The Chronicles of Narnia), Laura Fraser (“Breaking Bad”), and Kara Hayward (Moonrise Kingdom).

The thriller is Caryn Waechter’s feature directorial debut and the writing debut of Marilyn Fu, who won an award for the script at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. It’s adapted from a short story by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Steven Millhauser.

Cine Mosaic’s Lydia Dean Pilcher (The Namesake) and Evenstar’s Elizabeth Cuthrell (Meek’s Cutoff) produced with David Urrutia, Steven Tuttleman, and GatalaFilm’s Taha Altayli executive producing. The filmmakers initially raised over $135,000 for the project through a Kickstarter campaign in 2012.

Freestyle will set a theatrical and VOD day-and-date release for later this year.

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