XLrator Media has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to the upcoming supernatural thriller ‘The Diabolical,’ staring Ali Larter and Patrick Fischler. The sci-fi horror movie is set to be released in Fall 2015 on the distributor’s Macabre genre label. The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael.
‘The Diabolical’ marks the feature film directorial debut of Alistair Legrand, who also co-wrote the horror thriller’s script with Luke Harvis. . ‘The Pact,’ ‘The Divide’ and ‘Mr. Jones’ producer Ross M. Dinerstein also produced ‘The Diabolical.’ The supernatural horror movie is the first film that will be released by the producer’s new production company with Content Media, Campfire.
“Combining the relentless terror of ‘The Conjuring’ with startling twists that take the film into an entirely different realm, ‘The Diabolical’ will take audiences on a genre-bending thrill ride and marks the brilliant debut of filmmaker Alistair Legrand,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.
‘The Diabolical’ stars Larter as Madison, the divorced mother of two children who are awoken nightly in their quiet suburban home by an increasingly strange and threatening presence. She desperately seeks help from her scientist boyfriend who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to undertake. The film also stars Arjun Gupta, Max Rose, Chloe Perrin and Merrin Dungey.
Written by: Karen Benardello