Anchor Bay Films has closed yet another deal in Toronto, concluding talks with Celluloid Nightmares for English-speaking rights to A Horrible Way To Die.

The ambitious distributor has been busy at the festival, earlier picking up Beautiful Boy and announcing deals on upcoming titles Tekken and Carjacked. The week has been a busy one for deals in general and a sale on Mike Mills’ Beginners was expected imminently.

Adam Wingard’s thriller A Horrible Way To Die premiered on Wednesday night [15] in the Vanguard programme. Negotiations ensued after the screening and the deal closed on Thursday afternoon. The arrangement contains a theatrical component the release date still to be determined.

The film follows an escaped serial killer as he blazes a violent trail across the country in order to find his ex-girlfriend, the person responsible for putting him behind bars. A J Bowen, Amy Seimetz and Joe Swanberg star. Simon Barrett wrote the screenplay.

Anchor Bay’s Bill Clark, Kevin Kasha, James Shapiro and Richard Turner brokered the deal with Nate Bolotin and Travis Stevens on behalf of Celluloid Nightmares.

Celluloid Nightmares is also representing North American rights in Toronto on the documentary Machete Maidens Unleashed! and international rights on Midnight Madness opening night film Fubar II.