Synapse Films, VSC Ink Canadian Distribution Deal

The first horror title, "Reel Zombies," is set for a release this month on DVD north of the border.

TORONTO - U.S. genre distributor Synapse Films has tapped Video Services Corp. to release its DVD and Blu-ray titles in Canada.

Terms of the three-year output deal were not disclosed.

But the Canadian agreement will kick off with the DVD release of the mockumentary Reel Zombies from filmmakers Michael Masters and David J. Francis.

"Their bizarre and campy films will fit right in with the rest of our titles, and we can’t wait to bring them to Canadian movie lovers," VSC president Jonathan Gross said in a statement.

VSC will release titles from the Synapse catalog, which is filled with sci-fi and horror titles like Frankenhooker, Maniac Cop and the 5-disc The Complete Hammer House of Horror.

"Synapse Films is happy to be partnering with VSC, to finally be able to bring our titles to Canadians in a timely and inexpensive manner," Jerry Chandler, CEO of Synapse Films, said in his own statement.

Chandler and partners Don May, Jr. and Charles Fiedler release digitally re-mastered films in the horror, sci-fi and indie genres on home entertainment formats.