Stoker Hills: Screen Media specifies January release date for Tony Todd movie

Last month, it was announced that Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, had acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Benjamin Louis’s found footage horror film Stoker Hills and were planning to give the film a theatrical and VOD release in January. Now our friends at Bloody Disgusting have confirmed the specific date: Screen Media is releasing Stoker Hills on January 14th.

Directed by Louis (State’s Evidence) from a screenplay by Jonah Kuehner (Good Luck Charlie), Stoker Hills has the following synopsis:

In the secluded town of Stoker Hills, three college students filming a horror movie find themselves trapped in their own worst nightmare. Their only hope for survival is two detectives who find the camera they left behind in the woods.

Genre icon Tony Todd (Candyman) stars in the film and is joined in the cast by William Lee Scott (Butterfly Effect), Danny Nucci (Titanic), and Steffani Brass (Six Feet Under).

Louis produced the film with Rab Butler, Timothy Christian, and Jonah Kuehner, through Streetwalkers Productions.

Screen Media provided the following statement about Stoker Hills:

We’re always on the hunt for new, innovative genre voices, and we found just that with director Benjamin Louis. His fresh take on the found footage subgenre surprises at every turn.”

Louis added:

After several years of hard work and dedication, our team is thrilled to partner with Screen Media for our domestic release. We are excited to share the film with the US audience.”

How does Stoker Hills sound to you? Are you a fan of the found footage style? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

I’m not a fan of found footage myself, but I might have to make an exception and check this one out just because Tony Todd is in the cast.

Source: Bloody Disgusting

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