Screamfest and Macabre set for horror, genre pics

XLrator Media is launching a multi-platform pair of releasing labels — Screamfest and Macabre — for horror and genre films in North America.

First titles under the “Screamfest” banner will be zombie actioner “Outpost: Black Sun” and the Norwegian thriller “Thale,” which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and recently screened at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival.

The first titles for the “Macabre” label will be “Bigfoot: the Lost Coast Tapes” and vampire tale “The Thompsons.”

“We are proud to join forces with Screamfest, one of America’s leading horror film festivals for over a decade,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “The festival has served as an authentic, fan-approved launching pad for dozens of talented filmmakers who have gone on to redefine the possibilities of the modern horror genre.”

“Thale” screened at TIFF’s Vanguard section. Pic is directed by Aleksander L. Nordaas from his own script and produced by Bendik Heggen Stronstad under his Yesbox Productions banner; story centers on two forensic clean-up men discovering a deadly mythological siren hidden in the basement of a remote cabin in the Norwegian woods.

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