Belladonna Productions' Tribeca Film Festival entry Mulberry Street will get a US theatrical release through the After Dark Horrorfest.

After Dark acquired rights from Lionsgate, which retains domestic home entertainment rights. Media 8 is handling international sales.

Jim Mickle directed the story of a mysterious sickness that turns New York City residents into rat zombies.

The After Dark Horrorfest, a partnership between After Dark, AMC, Regal and Cinemark, is scheduled to run on more than 300 screens across the US from Nov 9-18.

Belladonna Productions has also optioned cult author Joe R Lansdale's Southern noir novel Cold In July for Mickle to direct and adapt with Mulberry Street co-writer Nick Damici.

The announcements were made today by Belladonna Principals Rene Bastian and Linda Moran, and Producer Adam Folk.

The Mulberry Street deal was negotiated by Sarah Lash at Cinetic Media.