IFC Midnight buys another Aussie horror movie

IFC Midnight bought US rights to The Babadook and has now added Wyrmwood to its release slate.

Also Raven Banner Entertainment has collared Canadian rights to the zombies comedy/horror, the feature debut of brothers Kiah and Tristan Roache-Turner.

On their blog the brothers modestly hailed the North American deals as "no small feat for a tiny, hard-core little indie horror flick” and they thanked their US sales agent XYZ Film Sales.

"We're still finalizing things from our end but are looking at an early 2015 release presently, " says Tristan, who co-wrote and co-produced the film with his director brother.

As IF reported, Studiocanal acquired the Australian and UK rights and the brothers signed with one of the top five Hollywood talent agencies, Paradigm Agency, which reps James Wan.

Wyrmwood follows mechanic and family man Barry (Jay Gallagher) as he struggles to rescue his sister (Bianca Bradey) after she is kidnapped by soldiers on the eve of a zombie apocalypse. He sets out through the harsh, blood-splattered Australian bushland to battle both the undead and the military.

In the US The Babadook is available on streaming service DirecTV and will be launched in cinemas and on VoD by IFC Midnight on November 28.