Screen Media acquires new found footage horror film Stoker Hills

Stoker Hills - Courtesy of Screen Media
Stoker Hills - Courtesy of Screen Media /

Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment company, announced today that it was dipping its toe into the pool of found footage horror with the acquisition of Stoker Hills.

The film’s name doubles as the town’s name at the center of this found footage horror story. Three college students from this secluded small town face their worst nightmare when they get lost in the woods while filming a horror movie. The only hope they have of getting out alive is by leaving behind a camera containing footage of their horrific journey and hoping the detectives assigned to their case can use it to find them before it’s too late.

Screen Media is no stranger to horror titles. They previously distributed the Nicolas Cage film Willy’s Wonderland and are also behind the upcoming release of Black Friday, starring Bruce Campbell and Devon Sawa, which the company purchased after it debuted at Fantastic Fest.

Who stars in the found footage horror Stoker Hills?

Hailing from filmmaker Benjamin Louis and writer Jonah Kuehner, Stoker Hills stars William Lee Scott (Butterfly Effect), Danny Nucci (Titanic), Steffani Brass (Six Feet Under), and Tony Todd (Candyman). Rab Butler, Timothy Christian, Jonah Kuehner, and Benjamin Louis produced through Streetwalkers Productions.

Todd is considered a horror icon with many horror films on his resume that are currently available to stream. It’ll be an exciting change of pace for Kuehner, who predominantly wrote for Disney shows like Good Luck Charlie before this.

Of the Screen Media acquisition, Louis said, “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.”

Screen Media issued a statement echoing the filmmaker’s sentiments, adding, “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.”

When does Stoker Hills come out?

We don’t have an exact release date for the movie yet, but 1428 Elm has learned that Screen Media is planning a day-and-date release sometime in January 2022.

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