Hidden picked up by US distributor After Dark

Kristoffer Joner in "Hidden". Photo: NFI.no

Norwegian director Pål Øie’s thriller, Hidden (Skjult), has been picked up by US distributor After Dark Films for the annual, week-long Horrorfest: 8 Films To Die For, which is organised for the fourth time from January 29, 2010.

Hidden is the fourth selection for the festival, which screens a total of eight horror films simultaneously in 15 major American cities including New York and Los Angeles. It will further be released theatrically in Mexico (on up to 50 prints), Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Co-written by Øie and Brio Flint, Hidden is the story of a young man who upon the death of his cruel mother unwillingly returns to the small town he ran away from 19 years ago. Soon he finds himself tangled up in a series of murderous events beyond anyone’s control.

Starring Kristoffer Joner, the Jan Aksel Angeltvedt production for Alligator Film took more than 83,000 admissions domestically for Sandrew Metronome Norge. International sales agent, NonStop Film, negotiated the Horrorfest deal, which includes a DVD launch of the film in March. Hidden has also been sold to France.

Source: Norwegian Film Institute

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