Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, has acquired US rights to Ti West’s horror film The House Of The Devil.

The film won rave reviews from fans and critics after its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival.

West previously directed The Roost and is also working on The Haunting In Georgia for Gold Circle. West also edited and wrote The House Of The Devil.

The deal was negotiated by Magnolia’s Senior Vice President Tom Quinn with Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment, on behalf of MPI Media Group, Glass Eye PIX, RingTheJing Entertainment and Constructovision.

Magnet plans to release The House Of The Devil as part of the Magnolia/Magnet Ultra VOD programme, which lets home viewers view the film a month before it hits cinemas. Magnet will launch on VOD in late September and in cinemas timed to Halloween.

Jocelin Donahue stars as college student Samantha Hughes who takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion with her good friend Megan (Greta Gerwig); where their employers (Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov) trap them.

“Ti West is without a doubt one of the biggest talents in horror right now,” said Quinn. “The House Of The Devil is smart, truly scary, and an awesome throwback to what made 80s horror great. This kind of film is what Magnet is all about.”

“I’m psyched we found such a great home at Magnolia Pictures,” said director Ti West. “They continue to release interesting and progressive content and have one of the most impressive slates of independent film to date. They are the perfect fit for The House Of The Devil.

Roger Kass, Josh Braun, Larry Fessenden and Peter Phok produced the film. Malik B Ali, Badie Ali, Hamza Ali and Greg Newman executive produced.