Lionsgate Films has picked up the German horror film Blood Trails by Robert Krause for distribution in the US and UK in the first quarter of 2007.

Krause's film won the audience award at the recent Dead by Dawn Film Festival in Scotland and screened at the Madrid Fantasy Film Festival. The film is now on an eight-city tour throughout Germany as part of the national Fantasy Filmfest (July 26-August 23) and will have its US premiere at the Fantastic Fest in Austin in late September.

The film stars Rebecca Palmer, Ben Price and Tom Frederic in the story of a couple whose mountain holiday is interrupted by a stranger.

Blood Trails was produced by Munich-based Abnormal Pictures, the genre label of K5 Film which also produced Vanessa Jopp's Berlinale 2006 film Happy As One (Komm Naeher). Blood Trailsis being handled internationally by Imagination Worldwide.

Abnormal and Imagination will be collaborating again for the label's second horror film The Garage by Krause, which is currently in pre-production.