XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to writer/director Blair Erickson’s 3D horror-thriller The Banshee Chapter, starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (“Dexter”) and Michael McMillian (“True Blood”). XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today.
The Banshee Chapter centers on a female journalist (Winter) who follows the mysterious trail of a missing friend (McMillian) who had been experimenting with mind-altering chemicals developed in secret government drug tests. A fast-paced blend of fact and fiction, the story is based on real documents, actual test subject testimony, and uncovered secrets about covert programs run by the CIA.
"In keeping with our commitment to foster first-time feature directors, Before the Door is proud of our collaboration with 'The Banshee Chapter' writer/director Blair Erickson. He has created a movie that is as scary as it is intelligent and rooted in a fascinating and factual historical context. We’re excited about partnering with XLrator Media to bring this unique vision to audiences this Fall," said Zachary Quinto.
“We’re thrilled to work with the producers of 'Margin Call' on the release of their first genre film,” said Gordon. “Shot in 3D, the film’s seamless blend of fact and fiction, archival footage and historically accurate recreations, creates a nightmarish experience of stunning realism and intensity.”
The Banshee Chapter was produced by Sunchaser Entertainment’s Stephanie Riggs, Before the Door’s Corey Moosa and Sean Akers, and Christian Arnold-Beutel. Quinto and Neal Dodson of Before the Door executive produced with Ben Samuels, Marcus Schoefer and Gudrun Giddings.