The UK’s Grimm Entertainment have announced the signing of two widely lauded genre films from Canada’s Breakthrough Entertainment: Black Fawn Films’ Bed of the Dead and Five Seven Film’s The Haunted House on Kirby Road.
Black Fawn Films (Bite, Antisocial 1&2, Let Her Out) are set to unleash another genre favourite with Bed of the Dead, the tale of a haunted antique bed which brings whoever lies within to a gruesome end. Starring Colin Price (The Heretics), Samantha Cole (Friends With Benefits TV series) and Dennis Andres (The Strain TV series), Bed of the Dead – the directorial debut of award-winning cinematographer Jeff Maher – premiered at Fantasia International Film Festival and has since played at Toronto After Dark, FrightFest, Berlin Fantasy Film Fest and Other Worlds in Austin, Texas.
In The Haunted House on Kirby Road, a group of stoned, horny teens decide to investigate the famed hauntings on Kirby Road for themselves. Directed by actor Stu Stone (Donnie Darko), the film stars Nina Kiri (Let Her Out), Chris Kapeleris (The Kennedys After Camelot) and Sammi Barber (Precious Cargo). Last year, The Haunted House on Kirby Road won Best Horror Feature at the Toronto Independent Film Festival as well as Best Director and Best Cinematography at CineView Film Festival. The film has been released in the US and Canada and sold out within its first week on shelves in Walmart.