Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the upcoming horror-thriller, RED WOODS. The film is written and directed by Nicholas Danko and stars Michael Barnett, Jacquelynn Ware, and Justin Rose. Look for the film to debut on North American VOD platforms February 5th and on Blu-ray February 9th. You can get all the film details below.
From The Press Release
Los Angeles, CA – January 7, 2021 – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to the horror/suspense feature RED WOODS. RED WOODS will be available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on February 5, 2021 and on Blu-ray on February 9, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media.
RED WOODS follows a group of urban explorers who gather in Pennsylvania’s Redstone County Forest to capture footage of abandoned houses and tell their stories. But these “house chasers” get more than they bargained for when, after a series of grisly discoveries, they become the subjects of a different kind of story… one in which they are the ones being chased. Trapped in a swathe of woods so remote there’s only one way in or out, they quickly discover there is evil in their midst. One among them has devised an insidious plot to construct a tale of terror using his victims’ own footage – and their fates will lie at the whim of his deadly game. With cameras rolling, they must navigate a killer’s “playground” of destruction, because their escape is not part of his script. With its genre-bending approach, RED WOODS delivers a fresh take on modern horror.
Written and directed by Nicholas Danko, RED WOODS was produced by Nicholas Danko and Elizabeth Danko. The cast includes Michael Barnett (‘Cross’), Jacquelynn Ware (‘Jax’), and Justin Rose (‘Madhouse’).
“It’s a story inspired by the thrill and intrigue of exploring the decaying and the abandoned,” explains writer/director Nicholas Danko. “Documenting these spooky old houses, there’s always that spine-tingling thought of ‘what if this place isn’t abandoned?’, or ‘Uh oh…what if these WOODS aren’t abandoned?’ …Well let’s keep our cameras rolling just in case something terrifying happens.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire RED WOODS directly with filmmaker Nicholas Danko.
RED WOODS website: www.redwoodsmassacre.com
RED WOODS trailer:
About Freestyle Digital Media
The digital distribution unit of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, Freestyle Digital Media, is a premiere multi-platform distributor with direct partnerships across all major cable, digital and streaming platforms. Capitalizing on a robust infrastructure, proven track record and a veteran sales team, Freestyle Digital Media is a true home for independent films. Recent releases include THE WEDDING YEAR starring Sarah Hyland and Anna Camp, THE LAST PHOTOGRAPH starring Danny Houston, BERSERK starring Nick Cannon, UNTOGETHER starring Jamie Dornan, Jemima Kirke, Ben Mendelsohn, Alice Eve and Billy Crystal. Other Freestyle titles include the action-comedy BETTER START RUNNING starring Academy Award-winner Jeremy Irons and Maria Bello, THE BACHELORS starring Academy Award-winner J.K. Simmons, Julie Delpy and Odeya Rush, the award winning documentary HONDROS produced by Jamie Lee Curtis and Jake Gyllenhaal, horror documentary DEMON HOUSE starring Zak Bagans, host of Travel Channel’s highest rated show Ghost Adventures, sci-fi thriller THE RECALL starring Wesley Snipes, MILES starring Molly Shannon and Paul Reiser, the animated feature HELL & BACK starring Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis and Bob Odenkirk, and THE GIRL IN THE BOOK with Emily VanCamp and Michael Nyqvist.