Courtney Solomon's After Dark Films will produce and distribute the horror films Faithless and Perkins' 14, marking the first time After Dark will produce films released as part of its annual 8 Films To Die For horror series.

Both films will shoot consecutively in Romania starting in May and Mark Damon's Foresight Unlimited will handle pre-sales in Cannes.

Stewart Hopewell will direct Faithless from a script he co-wrote with Tim Long about an abuse victim who fails to escape the cycle of violence when she flees to her family's homestead. Chris Milburn, Matthew Kuipers, Aimee Barth and Eryl Cochran Woodlief will produce.

Perkins' 14 stems from a partnership between After Dark and website and centres on the arrest of a suspected murderer and the bloodshed that follows. The story is based on an original idea by Jeremy Donaldson.

Lane Shadgett will write the screenplay and Craig Singer will direct. Donaldson, Chris Milburn and Matthew Kuipers will serve as producers and Solomon, Laura Ivey and Stephanie Caleb are serving as executive producers.