XLrator Media Partners With Screamfest, Debuts Two New Horror Labels
The Norwegian thriller "Thale" and the zombie sequel "Outpost: Black Sun" will be the first releases on XLrator's new Screamfest label.
XLrator Media will be debuting two new labels, titled Screamfest and Macabre, that will release new horror movie offerings, including movies like Thale, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, and sequels Outpost: Black Sun and The Thompsons.
The company announced it partnered with the Screamfest horror film festival for its Screamfest label.
“We are excited and honored to curate the new Screamfest label in partnership with XLrator’s Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff. Their marketing and distribution expertise will help build and enhance the Screamfest brand across all distribution platforms,” said Screamfest founder/festival director Rachel Belofsky in a press release.
The first releases on the Screamfest label will be the Norwegian thriller Thale and the zombie film Outpost: Black Sun.
Thale premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. When the U.S. rights were recently acquired by XLrator Media, the title was described as being in a similar vein to films such as Let the Right One In and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Outpost: Black Sun is described as a sequel to 2008's Outpost and involves Nazi zombie soldiers.
The Screamfest horror film festival is held from October 12 - 21st at Regal LA Live Cinemas.
"The Macabre label will feature vampire clans, zombies, mystery hunters, killer hillbillies, even Sasquatch!," said Barry Gordon in the press release. The first titles released on the Macabre label will be Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes -- which will debut in theaters as a limited release on Friday Oct. 19 -- and The Thompsons, a vampire sequel to The Hamiltons.