Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment and production arm of Shout! Factory, and VMI Worldwide announced a distribution collaboration to bring new suspense horror thriller THE DEAD OF NIGHT to a wide variety of entertainment platforms in the United States. Directed and written by filmmaker Robert Dean (The Drifter, The Commando), Matthew Lawrence (Money Plane, Evol), and Lance Henriksen (Aliens, The Blacklist) lead an impressive young cast of Jake Etheridge (Dakota, Nashville), Colby Crain (The Big Lady), Leah Bezozo (The Sopranos), and Kyle Overstreet (Give or Take). A PRC Productions in association with Buffalo 8 Productions, THE DEAD OF NIGHT is produced by Matthew Helderman, Troy Scoughton, Sr., and Robert Dean. The announcement was made today by Jordan Fields, Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions, and J.D. Beaufils, President of Sales at VMI Worldwide.
The multi-year alliance provides Shout! Studios with extensive U.S. distribution rights to THE DEAD OF NIGHT, including digital, video-on-demand, broadcast, theatrical, and home entertainment packaged media. Shout! Studios plans a strategic launch of this movie across all major entertainment platforms in 2021.
The movie deal was negotiated by Jordan Fields, and Steven Katz, Shout’s Vice President of Business Affairs, and J.D. Beaufils at VMI Worldwide.
THE DEAD OF NIGHT
Soon after violent masked drifters dressed as wolves arrive in a small rural town, a local young couple goes missing and their bodies are discovered near a ranch run by brother and sister, Tommy and June. Her ex-boyfriend and local deputy sheriff Luke start suspecting Tommy of murder, leaving the siblings ostracized and disenchanted with the community. The next day Tommy catches the killers committing another murder nearby and moves in closer to investigate but he is spotted by one of the drifters and chased across the ranch running for his life. Isolated, the siblings as well as June’s best friend and her husband find themselves being hunted and terrorized by the nomadic killers setting the scene for a startling twist and a gruesome outcome that will change the town forever.