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Source: Icon Film Distribution

‘Play Dead’, ‘The Curse Of Rosalie’

Icon Film Distribution has acquired UK rights to horror titles Play Dead and The Curse Of Rosalie, which it will launch on its own Icon Film Channel (IFC) prior to theatrical releases this year.

Patrick Lussier’s Play Dead follows a woman who breaks into a morgue to steal criminal evidence, only to find herself trapped with a sadistic coroner running a horrific side-business. Starring Bailee Madison and Jerry O’Connell, the US production will launch in the UK exclusively on IFC from February 13, before releasing in UK cinemas from March 17.

Will Klipstine’s The Curse Of Rosalie (called The Harbinger in many international territories) is a possession horror about a couple who seek help from a Native American seer, after they move to a small town to bring peace to their troubled daughter and their neighbours start dying in mysterious ways. It will debut in the UK on IFC on March 13 before an April 14 theatrical release.

Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment, which is also owned by Icon parent company KFilm, is pursuing the same strategy with two titles it signed last year.

Hongsun Kim’s South Korean action-horror Project Wolf Hunting, which debuted in Toronto’s Midnight Madness strand, will launch on IFC on January 30 before landing in UK cinemas on March 30. Li Xi Jie and Zhang Zhu Lin’s Ip Man: The Awakening, the latest in the Hong Kong martial arts series that has grossed over $300m worldwide, will start on IFC on February 20 before a March 24 UK theatrical release.

“IFC will be the only place you can see these critically acclaimed and genre-leading films, in advance of their theatrical releases later in the year,” said Adam Sergeant, chief operations officer at Icon.