The multi-platform releasing labels will cater to the horror and genre demographics.
First to go under Screamfest are zombie action title Outpost: Black Sun and Norwegian thriller Thale, which premiered recently in Toronto and the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. The festival is a collaborator on the label.
The initial Macabre launches are Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes and vampire tale The Thompsons.
“We are proud to join forces with Screamfest, one of America’s leading horror film festivals for over a decade,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon. “The festival has served as an authentic, fan-approved launching pad for dozens of talented filmmakers who have gone on to redefine the possibilities of the modern horror genre.”
“We are excited and honored to curate the new Screamfest label in partnership with XLrator’s Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff,” said
Screamfest founder and festival director Rachel Belofsky. “Their marketing and distribution expertise will help build and enhance the Screamfest brand across all distribution platforms.”
“The Macabre label will feature vampire clans, zombies, mystery hunters, killer hillbillies, even Sasquatch. Vanguard horror and genre films with an eye towards the provocative, envelope-pushing, and at times even the absurd are all at home on Macabre,” added Gordon.