RLJE Films, Shudder Land Rights To ‘The Pale Door’

The Pale Door will open onto a new world  of horror in the Old West, both theatrically and on Shudder, later this year.  Both RLJE Films and horror steaming service Shudder have acquired the North American rights to the new film from Fangoria and Paper Street Pictures, as reported by thewrap.com.

RLJE said it hopes to release the movie in theaters (providing all is back to something resembling normal) and on VOD and Digital HD in August.  Shudder would then stream the film after The Pale Door exits those initial platforms.

The Pale Door is directed by Aaron B. Koontz (Scare Package), who co-wrote the screenplay with Cameron Burns and Keith Lansdale and stars Devin Druid, Zachary Knighton, Noah Segan, Stan Shaw, Pat Healy, Bill Sage and Melora Walters.

The film’s story, as explained by thewrap.com, finds the Old West’s infamous Dalton gang seeking shelter in “a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south.”  When gang members look for medical help for their wounded leader, they find a “welcoming brothel in the town square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws.”

Executives from both RLJE Films and Shudder are excited about the new horror entry. “With the seamless bonding of western, supernatural and horror,” said Mark Ward, RLJE’s chief acquisitions officer, “we’re confident genre fans will love this film.” Emily Gotto, director of global acquisitions for Shudder, said in a statement that “an all-night witchy western is right at home on Shudder.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on the film’s theatrical release and its debut on Shudder.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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