Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired North American rights to the horror/suspense feature RED WOODS. Written and directed by Nicholas Danko, RED WOODS was produced by Nicholas Danko and Elizabeth Danko. The cast includes Michael Barnett (‘Cross’), Jacquelynn Ware (‘Jax’), and Justin Rose (‘Madhouse’).
Synopsis for RED WOODS
This film follows a group of urban explorers who gather in Pennsylvania’s Redstone County Forest to capture footage of abandoned houses and tell their stories. But these “house chasers” get more than they bargained for when, after a series of grisly discoveries, they become the subjects of a different kind of story… one in which they are the ones being chased. Trapped in a swathe of woods so remote there’s only one way in or out, they quickly discover there is evil in their midst. One among them has devised an insidious plot to construct a tale of terror using his victims’ own footage – and their fates will lie at the whim of his deadly game. With cameras rolling, they must navigate a killer’s “playground” of destruction, because their escape is not part of his script. With its genre-bending approach, RED WOODS delivers a fresh take on modern horror.
“It’s a story inspired by the thrill and intrigue of exploring the decaying and the abandoned,” explains writer/director Nicholas Danko. “Documenting these spooky old houses, there’s always that spine-tingling thought of ‘what if this place isn’t abandoned?’, or ‘Uh oh…what if these WOODS aren’t abandoned?’ …Well let’s keep our cameras rolling just in case something terrifying happens.”
Freestyle Digital Media’s Director of Acquisitions, Caleb Ward, negotiated the deal to acquire RED WOODS directly with filmmaker Nicholas Danko. RED WOODS is now available to rent and own on North American digital HD internet, cable, and Blu-ray on February 9, 2021, through Freestyle Digital Media.