Altadena Films has acquired international rights to director and producer Andrew van den Houten's horror thriller Offspring, which Jack Ketchum adapted from his own best-selling novel.

Offspring is the second collaboration between van den Houten and Ketchum after The Girl Next Door, also sold by Altadena (and premiering at Deauville).

Offspring is about a small-town sheriff in Maine who has to battle a cave-dwelling tribe of predatory savages.

Van den Houten's production company Moderncine will again work with producer Robert Tonino and cinematographer William Miller.

Offspring's cast includes Art Hindle, Eric Kastel, Tommy Nelson and Spencer List.

'I am very excited to be partnering once again with Ildi Toth Davy and Joe Dreier as Altadena Films share and support Moderncine's vision of making edgy, groundbreaking and original films,' van den Houten said.

Altadena's Ildi Toth Davy added: 'We are thrilled to be working again with Andrew and Moderncine. Their dedication to making quality films corresponds to our aspiration of seeing more films that entertain audiences worldwide.'

Altadena's current slate also includes Edinburgh premiere Bigga Than Ben and Gaelic family feature Seachd: The Crimson Snow Drop.