IFC Nabs Rights to Dead SnowGoon
We have been passing along all the information we can about Dead Snow to you guys. So as a little bit of info trickles out about Sundance we have learned that Dead Snow has been picked up by IFC for all U.S. rights. The film has also been sold in the following territories: Germany (Splendid), Benelux (also Splendid), the U.K. (Entertainment One) and Canada (Seville).
No word on what IFC plans to do with the film but it will probably get a small art house theaterical run before hitting DVD. Once we get some more solid info on how they plan to distribute the film we will let you know.
Here's the lengthy Sundance Synopsis: For eight medical students, Easter vacation begins innocently enough. They pack their cars full of ski equipment and enough beer to fuel their escape from everyday life to the snowy, isolated hills outside of Øksfjord, Norway. Once there, they receive a late-night visit from a shady hiker, who tells them a story about Nazi occupation of the area during World War II. After doing their fair share of raping and pillaging, the dreaded battalion faced a brutal and vengeful uprising by the citizens of the town. The soldiers who managed to survive the onslaught, including their dreaded leader Colonel Herzog, were driven into the hills by the angry mob, where they supposedly froze to death, never to be seen again. But if the horror genre has taught us anything, it’s that the raucous behavior and promiscuity of the younger generation always have a way of bringing evil spirits back to life.