The distributor has picked up North American rights to Rob Zombie’s horror film that premiered recently in Sundance.


31 stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Meg Foster in the tale of carnival workers who are taken hostage in an abandoned compound where they face a violent fight for survival against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Saban has set a September 16 theatrical release after Bill Bromiley, Ness Saban and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban Films with UTA Independent Film Group, which arranged financing.

Bow and Arrow Entertainment financed the film and co-produced with Spectacle Entertainment Group.

Protagonist Pictures handles international sales.