Gravitas Ventures has acquired U.S. VOD rights to Chad Crawford Kinkle’s horror film “Jug Face.”

The film is slated for a July pre-theatrical VOD premiere, followed by a national theatrical rollout. Kinkle won the Slamdance screenwriting award two years ago for his script.

The film was produced by Andrew van den Houten and Robert Tonino for Moderncine. It stars Lauren Ashley Carter,  Sean Bridgers, Sean Young, Larry Fessenden and Daniel Manche.

Exec producers are Lucky McKee, Arrien Schiltkamp and Loren Semmens.

Story is set in a small isolated backwoods community, which worships a mysterious pit that has the power to heal and protect all who honor it but at a deadly price.

The deal for the U.S. VOD rights was negotiated by Gravitas VenturesNolan Gallagher and van den Houten. T.C. Rice will be working for Moderncine booking the film theatrically in U.S. markets.