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Uncork'd Picks Up Rights to 'Exit to Hell'
Uncork’d Entertainment has picked up North American VOD, digital and home entertainment rights to horror drama Exit to Hell, previously known as Sickle.
Horror staple Kane Hodder (Friday the 13th, Hatchet) stars as Sheriff Slade Sickle, a man described as having “an abiding appetite for justice,” according to the producers. The flick centers on a naive group of thugs that rob a Mafia-run strip club and head to the border, only to run into trouble in a wind-swept town named Redstone.
The movie, which is also supposed to be a carnage-filled tribute to grindhouse cinema, co-stars Tiffany Shepis (Nightmare Man, Dark Reel) and Rena Riffel (Showgirls, Mulholland Dr.).
It was written, directed and produced by Robert Conway and Funhouse Features’ David Friedman and Justin Anderson. Anthony Casanova exec produced.
Hell is expected to hit VOD in early November and then DVD in early 2014.
Stated Conway: “Much has changed in the world of home video distribution and [Uncork’d founder] Keith [Leopard] understands the shifting marketplace. Uncork’d embraces streaming VOD services such as iTunes and Xbox as well as the kiosk vendors who have largely replaced the traditional brick and mortar outlets. To put it simply, we know that our film is in good hands, and we expect that Exit to Hell is merely the first of many titles we will release through Uncork’d.”