In a lively day of US acquisition announcements, Artsploitation has acquired three horror titles, Inception Media Group pounced on a trio of genre titles and there was activity from a consortium of Brainstorm Media and The Film Collective.

First Run and Films We Like plan a theatrical release later in the year on the Panorama documentary entry Paul Bowles: The Cage Door Is Always Open. Daniel Young’s film chronicles the life of the Beat Generation composer and author of The Sheltering Sky.

Artsploitation has acquired the horror titles Horror Stories from Daisy Entertainment/Cinergy, Memory Of The Dead from XYZ Films and Wither from NonStop Sales.

Leonard Hill of Leonard Hill Films, Brainstorm Media president Meyer Shwarzstein and Ruth Vitale of The Film Collective will partner on the release of Dorfman In Love.

Brad Leong’s rom-com film stars Sarah Rue, Elliott Gould, Haaz Sleiman, Johann Urb and Sophie Monk and is lined up for a platform theatrical release and exclusively on DIRECTV Cinema on Mar 22

Inception Media Group has acquired genre titles Colombian Connection from Archstone Distribution, 5 Souls from Outsider Pictures and Battle Earth from MultiVisionnaire.