AFM: IFC Midnight Tunes In for ‘Dark Song’

A Dark Song Still - Publicity - H 2016
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Liam Gavin's horror pic had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest.

Sundance Selects’ genre banner IFC Midnight has taken U.S. rights to Liam Gavin’s A Dark Song, which made its world premiere at the 2016 Fantastic Fest and sees a determined young woman hire a damaged occultist to conduct a dangerous magical ritual.

Starring Steve Oram and Catherine Walker, the horror pic was produced by David Collins, Tim Dennison and Cormac Fox and financed by the Irish and Welsh film boards.

"Liam Gavin demonstrates a remarkably unique eye in A Dark Song, an unnerving film that we’re confident will both frighten and astound audiences," IFC Midnight said Saturday in a statement. "We are very excited to be working once more with XYZ Films and with Liam to release his film in the U.S.”

The deal was negotiated by IFC's Matthew Hechinger with XYZ's Nate Bolotin. International sales are being handled by Kaleidoscope, which also will distribute in the U.K.