Better Watch Out: Holiday horror film gets acquired by Well Go USA Entertainment
Texas-based distro outfit Well Go USA Entertainment recently announced their acquisition of all North American rights for Chris Peckover’s terrifying Aussie holiday home invasion flick Better Watch Out, a seasonal creeper with a nasty twist.
Better Watch Out (formerly known as Safe Neighborhood) stars Olivia DeJonge (The Visit) as a babysitter who, one snowy night on a quiet suburban street, must defend her twelve-year-old charge (Levi Miller, Pan) from intruders… but quickly learns that this is one extraordinary home invasion that demands an equally extraordinary response. Co-starring Virginia Madsen, Patrick Warburton, Ed Oxenbould (The Visit), Aleks Mikic and Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers), Better Watch Out will surprise and delight anyone who not only loves a good holiday movie, but also wishes Home Alone had a lot more blood in it.
Better Watch Out will receive a theatrical and digital release on October 6, 2017, with a home video release to follow in time for the holiday season.
“We could not be more excited to be working with Doris and the team at Well Go USA. They recognize the film’s potential for long legs in the marketplace as we expect Better Watch Out to become a twisted holiday staple for years to come…a crowd-pleasing, high-octane horror-thriller companion to Home Alone, Gremlins and Die Hard,” said producers Brett Thornquest and Brion Hambel.
“A film as original as Better Watch Out doesn’t come along every day,” said Doris Pfardrescher, President and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment. “Those who are looking for something a little bit different this holiday season are going to be in for one wild ride – and we can’t wait to start the car!”
Better Watch Out was directed by Chris Peckover and written by Zack Kahn and Peckover from a story by Kahn. The film was produced by Thornquest and Sidonie Abbene of Storm Vision Entertainment and Hambel and Paul Jensen of Best Medicine Productions. XYZ Films handled domestic sales. The deal was negotiated by Pfardrescher on behalf of Well Go USA and Nate Bolotin at XYZ Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
Outside of North America, the film’s international sales agent, Versatile, has closed deals in nearly every foreign territory with various marquee distributors, many of which will align with Well Go USA for a 2017 holiday release. More on the movie as we get it!