Exclusive: Vesuvio Entertainment’s Behind Your Eyes Lands US Distribution

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Vesuvio Entertainment has finalized a U.S. distribution deal with film and DVD distributor Osiris Entertainment for director Clint Lien’s horror thriller Behind Your Eyes. The announcement was made by Greg H. Sims, CEO of Vesuvio.

Beginning March 20, 2012, Behind Your Eyes (we visited the set of the film on location in Lake Arrowhead back in early 2010; see our report here) will be available at Redbox kiosks located in nearly 35,000 supermarkets and retail stores nationwide. Produced by Sims, here’s the official synopsis:

Young, hopeful couple Erika and Steve embark on a weekend retreat to meet Steven’s parents. Things take a turn for the worst when they are unexpectedly kidnapped and held hostage. Now it’s a fight for their lives against their mysterious abductor and the secrets he possesses. As he tortures and teases them, secrets from the past emerge and change everything. When Erika escapes, things only get worse, and the twists and turns take the viewer into unchartered territory and unyielding mayhem.

I am thrilled to be in business with Osiris and its CEO Evan Crooke,” said Vesuvio’s Sims. “Evan’s roots are as a filmmaker himself so he creates a very hospitable environment for producers in taking films to the marketplace.

Behind Your Eyes stars Frida Farrell (Contract Killers) and Tom Sandoval (Puppet Master: Axis of Evil) as the desperate couple. They are joined by Daniel Fanaberia (Mommy’s House) and Arthur Roberts (“General Hospital”). On the festival circuit Behind Your Eyes received the ‘Award of Excellence’ from the Canada International Film Festival and secured the ‘Grand Jury Prize’ from the Las Vegas International Film Festival.

Vesuvio’s CEO Sims has a history of producing successful indie horror films and thrillers, including The Fear and Fear 2 franchise, which at the time was the best renting title in the US. Other films from Sims include To Die For and its sequel Son of Darkness: To Die For 2 and the cult flicks Return to Horror High and Red Surf, both with George Clooney.

Said Sims, “I am thrilled that Redbox has put us in such good company with its acquisition of Behind Your Eyes for all of its 30,000 plus locations in the US – there are only a handful of truly indie films that make that cut every months, and I’m grateful to Redbox for putting its substantial support behind our film. I know this is just the start of exciting things to come from Vesuvio as an important new supplier of quality genre films and in line with our new slogan, ‘Always Indie.’

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