Anchor Bay has taken all rights in the US, UK and Australia/New Zealand to The Drownsman, which Breakthrough Entertainment is selling at the AFM.

Chad Archibald directs the horror-thriller from Black Fawn Films about a hydrophobic woman who unwittingly draws her friends into a dangerous place after they stage an intervention.

Cody Calahan and Archibald co-wrote the screenplay. Michelle Mylett, Caroline Korycki, Gemma Bird Matheson, Sydney Kondruss, Clare Bastable and Ry Barrett star.

Christopher Giroux and Archibald produced The Drownsman and Peter Williamson, Ira Levy, Nat Abraham and Michael McGuigan are the executive producers with Breakthrough Entertainment.

The Drownsman continues to attract significant entertainment companies worldwide, as reflected by our newest deal in the US with Anchor Bay Entertainment,” said Breakthrough Entertainment evp of feature films Tim Brown. “Our collaboration with Black Fawn has generated extraordinary horror entertainment certain to attract fans of the genre and beyond.”

“Director Chad Archibald has gained a strong following among fans for good reason - he is an extremely talented filmmaker whose work shows genuine respect for the masters of the genre,” said Starz head of acquisitions Kevin Kasha. “The villain in The Drownsman has the makings of the latest horror icon.”