IFC Midnight is acquiring U.S. rights to Schorr Pictures’ “Inner Demons,” which premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival, the distributor announced Tuesday.
Robin Schorr produced the movie, which Seth Grossman directed from a script by Glenn Gers.
There were four companies bidding on “Inner Demons” including several major distributors, but it was IFC Midnight that came away with it. The company will give the film a limited theatrical release this October in conjunction with a VOD release timed to the Halloween holiday, an insider told TheWrap.
Anchor Bay Canada has acquired Canadian rights, and the film is being chased by other foreign distributors.
Lara Vosburgh, Morgan McClellan, Colleen McGrann, Kate Whitney and Brian Flaherty star in “Inner Demons,” which follows an ‘Intervention’-style reality show crew filming an episode about a 16-year old girl (Vosburgh) who is fighting addiction, but may in fact be suffering from something even more destructive — demonic possession.
A suspenseful reinvention of the possession genre, “Inner Demons” plays on our culture’s love of reality television. Grossman knows that medium well, having worked as a producer on “Intervention.”
The deal for the film was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior VP of acquisitions & productions and Sean Berney, manager of acquisitions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Josh Braun of Submarine and attorney Linda Lichter on behalf of the filmmakers.