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Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Chad A. Verdi’s “Inkubus,” starring horror film specialist Robert Englund.

Woodhaven Production Co. announced the deal Friday and said the pic would open on Oct. 28, pre-Halloween, at locations in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida and California.

Englund, who starred as the original Freddy Krueger in eight films, tells the story of a skeleton crew working the final shift of a closing police station. The night takes a gruesome turn when a demon calmly walks in with the severed head of a murdered girl, allows himself to be restrained and begins to confess his litany of crimes.

“Inkubus” was penned by Carl Dupre (“Hellraiser: Hellseeker”) and Glenn Ciano (“Infected”), who also directed. Verdi also produced drama “Loosies,” starring Peter Facinelli and Jaimie Alexander, with IFC picking up domestic rights for a December release.

The “Inkubus” deal was brokered with Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content; Suzanne Blech, president of Screen Media Films, and David T. Fannon, exec VP of Screen Media Ventures.