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New Red Water Entertainment banner launches with six genre films for 2022

Monday, May 16, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The new distribution arm of Avi Federgreen’s Indiecan Entertainment will bring horror/sci-fi/thriller films from around the world to the U.S. and Canada.

Indiecan announced this morning that Red Water, run by Federgreen with the help of filmmaker Justin McConnell (LIFECHANGER), has picked up six movies to be released late this year. The lineup includes:

THE GUEST ROOM (a.k.a. THE ROOM; Italy): The morning Stella decides to take her own life, a stranger knocks at her door claiming the guest room he booked for the night. Surprised but charmed by this man who seems to know her, Stella decides to let him in. But when Sandro, the man who broke her heart, joins them at home, the situation immediately turns into chaos.

THE SLEEP EXPERIMENT (Ireland; pictured above): Two detectives begin an investigation into a disastrous secret military experiment where five prisoners were kept awake for 30 days in a sealed gas chamber.

SHADOWS (Italy/Ireland): Hidden in the darkness of the forest, teenage sisters Alma (Mia Threapleton, daughter of Kate Winslet) and Alex (Lola Petticrew) live in an old, abandoned hotel together with their strict Mother (Saskia Reeves), who shields them from outside dangers. As time passes, a new awareness dawns on the two girls, pressing them into breaking the rules and the apparent balance of their life, bringing a disturbing secret to light.

KRATT (Estonia): Two city kids, zero smartphones, one village. When left at Granny’s, the siblings find an instruction on how to build a devilish creature. The only missing puzzle is one soul…

BACK TO THE WHARF (China): 15 years later, a man guilted by his teenage crime spree returns to his hometown only to find the truth about his unspeakable past. The seemingly perfect new lives that he and his father have built for themselves take a turn at the wharf.

THE CURSE OF WILLOW SONG (Canada): Having served her time for arson, Willow Song is now fending for herself on the unforgiving streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. There, she’s asked to contend with the squalid condition of her SRO, a sketchy bestie, her ongoing struggle to stay clean, constant harassment in her workplace and festering resentment towards Asian-Canadians. With the fates seemingly conspiring against her, she’s thrown a lifeline by a figure from her past. As Willow holes up in an abandoned warehouse, her latent psychokinetic abilities manifest and an uncanny transformation commences.

All these films will release in the U.S. and Canada except for WILLOW SONG, which will be distributed in Canada only. “There’s a lot of wonderful genre cinema that never sees the light of day in North America, and I’m excited to help some of these films find the audiences they deserve,” says Federgreen, who notes that Red Water will expand beyond its horror/sci-fi focus to encompass other types of movies in the future. You can keep up with Red Water at its official website.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.