IFC Midnight has acquired North American rights to the supernatural horror film that Content Media will introduce to international buyers at the AFM.

Dark Summer is a stylised contemporary ghost story about a home-alone teenager on house arrest who experiences a terrifying presence. Keir Gilchrist stars with Stella Maeve, Grace Phipps, Maestro Harrell and Peter Stormare.

Paul Solet directed for Preferred Film & TV (PFT) from a screenplay by Mike Le. PFT’s Ross M Dinerstein produced and Content’s Jamie Carmichael is the executive producer.

The distributor has set the multi-platform release for January 9, 2015, after brokering the deal with Preferred Content and Content Media.

“IFC Midnight truly excels in the elevated genre space and has been a great North American home for the Pact franchise – so we’re very happy to have them as partners on Dark Summer,” said Carmichael.

Content’s sales slate includes Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost voiced by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie; drama Life At These Speeds with Billy Crudup, AnnaSophia Robb and Sam Rockwell; Amy Berg’s Janis: Little Girl Blue; the spy thriller Newcomer; and The Diabolical starring Ali Larter.