Domestic distributor Breaking Glass Pictures (5 Star Day, The Fields, The Living Wake) has snapped up the indie horror film 6 Degrees of Hell for North America. The deal was struck last week between CEO Rich Wolff and Fabrication Films SVP Miriam Elchanan, a follow-up to the successful release of The Fields earlier this year. Directed by Joe Raffa (local hit Youâ€™ll Know My Name), the film stars Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies), Jill Whelan (â€śThe Love Boatâ€ť), Brian Anthony Wilson (Limitless), Faust Checho (The Fields), newcomers Nikki Bell, Kyle Patrick Brennan, Ashley Sumner, Nicole Cinaglia, and David J. Bonner, and Raffa himself.
In Northeast Pennsylvania, â€śUncle Jackâ€™s Hotel of Horrorâ€ť is besieged by a dark presence after two friends of "Uncle" Jack, Chris and Kellen, unwittingly release a deadly evil by transporting local psychic Mary Wilkins' collection of haunted objects as props for the popular tourist attraction. At the same time, a local TV ghost hunter confronts an evil that has haunted him all his lifeâ€”one he believes is responsible for his sisterâ€™s death years ago.
His search puts him in the path of a rogue police chief and June - a girl who seems to be the eye of this supernatural perfect storm. They all find themselves connected to the old hotel while the threads of their own personal horrors draw paranormal investigator Kyle Brenner (Feldman) to pull all the threads togetherâ€¦
Looking forward to another release with Breaking Glass, writer/producer Harrison Smith said, â€śWe're excited about 6 Degrees of Hell because it makes horror fun again. It's a horror film with Easter eggs, there's so much horror history in it. It's intelligent, fun horror with solid characters and respect for the genre."
Wolff echoed his sentiments, saying â€ś6 Degrees is an excellent film and the second in what will hopefully be many successful collaborations between Breaking Glass, Fabrication, and Harrison. It is a perfect match.â€ť
Developments on the title have been closely watched, with an astonishing 101,000 followers on the 6 Degrees of Hell official Facebook and over 1.5 million trailer views on YouTube.
There is a celebratory theatrical screening scheduled in the area where 6 Degrees was shot, the Pocono Mountains right outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on August 24th 2012. Corey Feldman, various cast and crew, and Breaking Glass Pictures staff will attend and celebrate both the ongoing success of The Fields and the acquiring of 6 Degrees of Hell.
Look for the DVD to street on October 30th.
Source: the 'Bid