The foreign sales rights for Jack Heller's creature feature, Dark Was The Night, were picked up by Premiere Entertainment Group this week. Sales will begin at this year's American Film Market.
The film stars Canadian actor Kevin Durand alongside Lukas Haas. Durand has been getting into all manner of fighting evil creatures this year. He was recently seen on television's The Strain
fighting off vampires. Dark Was The Night also stars Bianca Kajlich (Rules of Engagement), Sabina Gadecki (the upcoming Entourage movie), Heath Freeman (Skateland), Steve Agee and perennial Twitch favorite Nick Damici (Cold in July and Late Phases).
The plot of the film begins when a long slumbering evil is awoken in the trees outside the remote town of Maiden Woods. Isolated and threatened, it sets its sights on the townspeople, as Sheriff Paul Shields (Kevin Durand) attempts to overcome the demons of his past, so that he may protect those that he loves.
"We all love a good monster movie, but in this case, we were immediately attracted to the all-new mythology Tyler created in his screenplay," said producer Dallas Sonnier. "Jack expanded on the source material by exploring the emotional struggle of Durand's character, while testing the conventions of the genre. The result is a tense, dramatic, and scary take on a creature feature."
Dark Was The Night premiered at Screamfest in L.A. last week where it won the Best Visual Effects and Best Special Effects awards. It will have its East Coast premiere at Film Society of Lincoln Center's Scary Movies in New York on November 1st.
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