Signature Takes U.K., Ireland Rights to Horror ‘The Harbinger’

Signature Leisure has acquired U.Ok. and Eire rights to supernatural horror “The Harbinger” from MPI.

The movie is produced by Jay Dunn (“The Witch within the Window”), Richard W. King (“We Go On”) and Andy Mitton (“YellowBrickRoad”), with Mitton additionally directing and writing. It stars Gabby Beans (“Home of Playing cards”), Emily Davis (“The Plagiarists”) and Raymond Anthony Thomas (“Shutter Island”).

The New York-set movie sees Monique (Beans) reluctantly break quarantine throughout the pandemic to look after her pal Mavis (Davis) who’s stricken by horrific nightmares. Monique quickly learns that the desires are contagious, and originate from a demonic, reality-warping drive – The Harbinger. Monique and Mavis should uncover a method to defeat the malevolent entity earlier than it consumes their souls fully.

The movie was chosen at Canada’s Fantasia Worldwide Movie Pageant, the U.Ok.’s FrightFest and the Sitges Worldwide Incredible Movie Pageant. It received Greatest Scare on the U.Ok.’s Grimmfest Worldwide Pageant of Incredible Movie.

“In contrast to many movies incorporating COVID-enforced situations, this one transcends apparent gimmickry to make the pandemic a key, natural plot factor, with the central ghoul stated to have flourished in such situations relationship again to the times of medieval plagues,” stated Selection critic Dennis Harvey in his evaluate of the movie.

The deal was negotiated between Signature’s acquisitions and growth government Katie Wilkinson and MPI’s VP of gross sales and acquisitions Nicola Goelzhaeuser. A digital HD launch has been set for Jan. 23, 2023. XYZ Movies launched the movie within the U.S. in September.

Wilkinson stated: “When the FrightFest group launched us to ‘The Harbinger,’ we had been actually impressed, so we had been very comfortable to then agree a cope with the stunning MPI group. Plenty of movies have been made throughout the pandemic, however this one actually stands out from the group with its atmospheric chills and constructing dread. Undoubtedly one to be careful for in January.”

Goelzhaeuser added: “We’re thrilled to be working with the wonderful group at Signature on this gripping supernatural thriller. The residing nightmare depicted in ‘The Harbinger’ pulls you in and by no means helps you to go till its satisfying finale.”