Magnet takes 'House of the Devil' for U.S.

Premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year

Magnet, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired U.S. rights to Ti West's horror film "The House of the Devil."

An homage to '80s horror movies, the film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.

It stars Jocelin Donahue as a college student who takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion, where she and a friend find themselves trapped. Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov costar.

West wrote, directed and edited "House," which was produced by Roger Kass, Josh Braun, Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok with executive producers Malik B Ali, Badie Ali, Hamza Ali and Greg Newman.

West, whose credits also include "The Roost," has been just been tapped to direct "The Haunting in Georgia."

Magnet will offer "House" on VOD in late September as part of the Magnolia/Magnet Ultra VOD program, with its theatrical release to follow a month later.

The acquisition deal was negotiated by Magnolia's senior vp Tom Quinn with Braun of Submarine and Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment, on behalf of MPI Media Group, Glass Eye PIX, RingTheJing Entertainment and Constructovision.