Toronto-based Peace Arch Entertainment Group has signed anexclusive deal with ambitious Genius Products for Genius to distribute fivehorror and thriller titles from Peace Arch's genre label Archetype Films.

Genius now holds exclusive US DVD distribution rights to thebiotech horror project Warriors Of Terra starring Ed Furlong; supernatural tale 5ive Girls starring Ron Perlman; vampire title TheLast Sect starring DavidCarradine; horror project Ultimate Killing Machine starring Michael Madsen; and psychicthriller Troubled Waters, which stars Jennifer Beals.

Peace Arch president John Flock said he expected to continuesupplying Genius with first-run productions from the film and televisiondivisions, family and children's product from Peace Arch's kaBOOM!Entertainment subsidiary, and titles from the recently acquired CastleHill/Dream Library.

"This is a terrific deal for both companies and hopefully,the start of a long and successful relationship as Genius Products continues tobuild its library with top quality titles in the horror and thrillergenres," Genius chief executive officer Trevor Drinkwater said.

Genius acquired Wellspring last year and formed a domestic DVDreleasing joint venture with The Weinstein Company (TWC) under which it holdsall US home entertainment distribution rights to the TWC slate.