The Orchard has acquired North American distribution rights to “Southbound,” the brainchild of the creators of the “V/H/S” horror series that premiered in the Midnight Madness section at TIFF earlier this year. The anthology film recently screened at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas. The distributor plans to release the film in the first half of 2016.
Similar to the “V/H/S” series, “Southbound” is a collection of individual horror shorts, though this time they all take place in the same inter-connected universe. The official synopsis reads: “On a desolate stretch of desert highway, weary travelers—two men on the run from their past, a band on their way to the next gig, a man struggling to get home, a brother in search of his long-lost sister and a family on vacation—are forced to confront their worst fears and darkest secrets in these interwoven tales of terror and remorse on the open road.”
“When we saw ‘Southbound,’ we knew we were looking into the eyes of a much different animal,” said Paul Davidson, SVP of Film & TV at The Orchard. “‘Southbound’ is a slick and stylish film that will have audiences engrossed from the moment the engines kick into gear and we can’t wait to invite them to take that journey.”
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The deal for the film was negotiated by Craig Sussman, Senior Director of Acquisitions at The Orchard, with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers. Watch a video from Indiewire’s TIFF Talk with producers Roxanne Benjamin and Brad Miska above.