IM Global’s genre division Octane has struck a deal to handle the next series of eight films from Courtney Solomon’s horror label After Dark.

For the first time the new crop of 8 Films To Die For titles will be After Dark productions rather than third party acquisitions, and will be marketed under the brand After Dark Originals. Lionsgate holds North American rights.

The new titles feature Wes Chatham in the market screening of Brett Simmons’ supernatural ritual tale Husk; Adam Gierasch’s haunted house saga Fertile Groundwith Leisha Hailey and Gale Harold; Steven C Miller’s Scream Of The Bansheestarring Lauren Holly and Lance Henriksen; and horror tale 51.

Rounding out the roster are the creature feature Prowl from Manhunt director Patrick Syversen starring Bruce Payne and Courtney Hope; Simon Fellows’ The Task, about an ill-fated reality TV show set in a prison; zombie attack tale Re-Killstarring Roger Cross and Jesse Garcia; and Orlando Jones and Gary and Edmund Entin in Seconds Apart, which is in production and centres on telekinetic evil twins.

“Not only are Courtney and his team creating high production value horror films, but they come with guaranteed US theatrical exposure, a brand beloved by genre fans, and the highest quality marketing materials,: IM Global CEO Stuart Ford said. “We think that for distributors in this space it’s a ‘must have’ package.”

“We are pleased to know our films will be reaching the international marketplace through Octane, a division which has proven its marketing acumen and showmanship with the success of many of their titles, including the break-out hit Paranormal Activity, Bitch Slap, and The Vanishing On 7th Street,” Solomon said.