Liberation Entertainment has picked up US rights from Submarine Entertainment to Chaz Thorne's horror tale Just Buried.

The fledgling distributor plans an autumn release for the Trilogy Entertainment and Standing 8 Productions film, which premiered at Toronto last year.

Jay Bucharel and Rose Byrne star in the story of a man who inherits his father's funeral home and discovers that the attractive mortician is killing people to keep the place in business.

Submarine's Josh Braun and CAA brokered the deal with Liberation's vice president of acquisitions Rob Williams.

Liberation recently acquired the Un Certain Regard portmanteau entry Tokyo! from Michel Gondry, Bong Joon-ho and Leos Carax.