Los Angeles-based The Collective has acquired the genre website Bloody-Disgusting.com with an eye to turning it into an online exhibitor.

Deal terms were not disclosed, however it is understood that content will remain under the editorial control of founders Tom Owen and Brad Miska, with The Collective providing infrastructure, strategy and enhanced access to the entertainment industry.

The Collective plans to acquire and license digital rights to new and existing horror and thriller content, and will stream through the website.

'Our Collective team member Nate Bolotin targeted this site for us long ago,' The Collective's chief executive officer Michael Green said.

'What we love about Bloody-Disgusting founders Brad and Tom is that they have accomplished so much in a limited amount of time. Horror has a thriving fan base and Bloody-Disgusting.com has massive traffic and membership views that exceed brands like Fangoria by a 5 to 1 ratio.'

'Our goal at Bloody-Disgusting has always been to be the most trusted source for all things horror,' Bloody-Disgusting's editor-in-chief Miska said. 'This new relationship with The Collective will allow us to further deliver on that promise and give more thrills and chills to our fans.'

As a result of the deal, The Collective negotiated a news service and editorial content deal between Bloody-Disgusting and this year's Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness sidebar.