IFC Midnight Nabs SXSW Midnighter ‘Home’

By | Thursday April 10, 2014 @ 5:01pm PDT

homeEXCLUSIVE: Domestic rights to Home, the thriller from writer-director Nicholas McCarthy (The Pact), have been acquired by IFC Midnight following the pic’s premiere last month at SXSW. The Midnight selection stars Naya Rivera (Glee), … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: IFC Midnight’s ‘Almost Human’

By | Monday January 13, 2014 @ 6:41pm PST

Almost Human (2014)IFC Midnight has released a trailer for Almost Human, the sci-fi slasher from neophyte helmer Joe Begos about New Englanders who discover their alien abductee buddy has returned home with some newfound killer instincts. Begos wrote, directed, DP’ed and produced the John Carpenter-esque throwback while longtime pal Josh Ethier produced, edited, did sound and starred in the pic with Graham Skipper and Vanessa Leigh. IFC’s genre arm took rights following the film’s Toronto Film Fest premiere last Fall and has set a limited theatrical/VOD release for February 21: Read More »

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IFC Midnight Lands Dutch Crime Thriller ‘Wolf’

By | Monday October 28, 2013 @ 5:10pm PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Midnight acquires U.S. rights to Wolf, a Dutch crime thriller written and directed by Jim Taihuttu. A young man decides to capitalize on his mixed martial arts skills after being released from prison. As his brawling prowess makes a name for him, the young man finds that the worlds … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘The Den’

By | Tuesday October 22, 2013 @ 2:25pm PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to the Zachary Donohue-directed The Den. Scripted by Donohue and Lauren Thompson, the pic stars Melanie Papalia, David Schlachtenhaufen, Adam Shapiro and Matt Riedy. David Brooks and Dan Clifton produced. A … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘The Pact 2′

By | Wednesday October 16, 2013 @ 10:08am PDT

IFC Midnight has pacted again with the makers of The Pact, the 2012 haunted house horror pic the genre label picked up out of Sundance and released last summer. They’ve taken U.S. … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Almost Human’

By | Wednesday September 18, 2013 @ 3:05pm PDT

The horror pic from writer-director Joe Begos has been been acquired by IFC Midnight following its Toronto Film Festival premiere. Almost Human stars Graham Skipper, Vanessa Leigh, and Josh Ethier in the … Read More »

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Toronto: IFC Midnight Acquires Thriller ‘Proxy’

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 3:46pm PDT

TORONTO, ON (September 11, 2013) – IFC Midnight announced today from the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights to Zack Parker’s PROXY. The film, with a screenplay by Parker and Kevin Donner,

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Toronto: IFC Midnight Lands ‘The Station’

By | Monday September 9, 2013 @ 11:26am PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Midnight acquired US rights to the Marvin Kren-directed The Station. Scripted by Bennjamin Hessler, the film stars Gerhard Liebmann, Edita Malovcic, Hille Beseler and Peter Knaack. Deal comes after the pic premiered in the Midnight Madness section of Toronto. Helmut Grasser produced. Pic follows three scientists … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: IFC Midnight’s ‘+1′

By | Thursday August 22, 2013 @ 3:02pm PDT

IFC Midnight acquired rights in June to Dennis Iliadis’ +1, a thriller that had its debut this year at SXSW. Scripted by Bill Gullo from a story by Iliadis, the pic stars The Purge‘s Rhys Wakefield, Logan Miller, Chronicle’s Ashley Hinshaw and Natalie Hall about college buds … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Acquires STD Horror ‘Contracted’

By | Thursday August 15, 2013 @ 4:58pm PDT

Genre label IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to Contracted, about a young woman who fears she’s picked up a nasty STD only to discover it’s something far worse. Eric England (Madison County, Roadside) … Read More »

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New Zealand Censor Bans Elijah Wood Slasher Pic ‘Maniac’

By | Wednesday July 24, 2013 @ 2:24am PDT

The psychopath played by Elijah Wood in serial killer pic Maniac is no Frodo, and the Kiwi government has taken note, banning the movie from being released theatrically. New Zealand’s Office of Film and Literature Classification … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Acquires U.S. For Dennis Iliadis-Helmed Thriller ‘+1′

By | Thursday June 27, 2013 @ 11:56am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: IFC Midnight is acquiring U.S. distribution rights to +1, the thriller helmed by Last House On The Left helmer Dennis Iliadis that premiered at SXSW. Scripted by Bill Gullo from a story by Iliadis, the … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Takes N.A. Rights To ‘Raze’

By | Saturday May 18, 2013 @ 12:46pm PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to Cinipix’s action/thriller Raze, directed by Josh Waller. The film, written by Robert Beaucage, stars Zoe Bell, Rachel Nichols, Tracie Thoms and Sherilyn Fenn, and made its world premiere at last month’s Tribeca Film Festival. Cinipix financed Raze. The film was produced by Kenny Gage and Andy Pagana. Raze follows Sabrina, a woman who is mysteriously abducted and held captive in an underground lair, where she is forced to do battle with other innocents for the amusement of unseen spectators. Each of these reluctant warriors has something to lose, but only one will remain when the game is done. Read More »

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Abigail Breslin Starrer ‘Haunter’ Goes To IFC Midnight: SXSW

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 4:59pm PDT

BREAKING: Vincenzo Natali’s ghost tale Haunter marks the second deal to go down during SXSW 2013, with IFC Midnight snagging all U.S. rights. Abigail Breslin stars in the Midnighters … Read More »

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SundanceNow & IFC Midnight Acquire Docu ‘My Amityville Horror’

By | Friday November 9, 2012 @ 1:58pm PST

New York, NY (November 9, 2012) – SundanceNOW and IFC Midnight announced today that the companies are jointly acquiring all U.S. rights to director Eric Walter’s documentary MY AMITYVILLE HORROR. SundanceNOW will handle the film for its subscriber video-on-demand (SVOD) initiative Doc Club, while IFC Midnight will manage all other platforms, including theatrical and VOD release. The film, which was produced by Walter, Andrea Adams, and John R. Blythe and executive produced by Ronald Puleio and Michael S. Russo, made its world premiere at Fantasia International Film Festival in July and its U.S. premiere at Fantastic Fest in September. On November 10th it will have its New York premiere at the DOC NYC Festival.

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Would You Rather’

By | Monday October 15, 2012 @ 11:04am PDT

New York, NY (October 15, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all rights in North America, Latin America, the United Kingdom, France and Germany to director David Guy Levy’s thriller WOULD YOU RATHER. The film, written by Steffen Schlachtenhauffen, stars Brittany Snow, Jeffrey Combs, Lawrence Gilliard, Jr., John Heard, Sasha Grey, Enver Gjokaj and Jonny Coyne. It was produced by Levy, Zak Kilberg and Maura Anderson, with Snow, Andre Royo and Morgan Conrad executive producing. WOULD YOU RATHER had its US premiere at Screamfest in Los Angeles on October 14.

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IFC Midnight Picks Up ‘Crawlspace’

By | Tuesday October 9, 2012 @ 11:04am PDT

The company has acquired all North American rights to the sci-fi thriller. Crawlspace follows an elite military unit that discovers sinister goings-on at a top secret Australian base. Justin Dix directed Crawlspace from a script he co-wrote with Eddie … Read More »

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IFC Midnight To Release ‘Errors Of The Human Body’

By | Thursday September 13, 2012 @ 6:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY (September 13, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to Eron Sheean’s thriller ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY. Sheean wrote the screenplay for the film with Shane Danielsen. The picture stars Germany’s Karoline Herfurth (PERFUME: THE STORY OF A MURDERER, THE READER, WE ARE THE NIGHT), Iceland’s Tómas Lemarquis (NOI THE ALBINO, PAINLESS, SNOW PIERCER), Rik Mayall (THE YOUNG ONES) and Canada’s rising star, Michael Eklund (THE DIVIDE, THE DAY, FRINGE, ALCATRAZ) and wasproduced by Instinctive Film’s Darryn Welch and Cole Payne. The film played this summer at several international film festivals, including Fantasia Film Festival in Montreal, Melbourne International Film Festival, Frightfest London and Transatlantyk International Film & Music Festival and will play at the upcoming Fantastic Fest and Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival. ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY will make its US premiere next week at Fantastic Fest 2012.

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Maniac,’ With Elijah Wood In Title Role

By | Thursday August 23, 2012 @ 1:20pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Say it ain’t so Frodo! IFC Midnight acquired North American rights to the Franck Khalfoun-directed thriller Maniac, with Elijah Wood playing the title role in the remake of the William Lustic 1980 slasher pic. Alexandre Aja and … Read More »

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