XYZ Films Acquires Mark Meir’s Supernatural Thriller, ‘The Summoned’ (2022)

XYZ films has just purchased Mark Meir’s The Summoned. The film just premiered at the Overlook Film Festival in New Orleans, LA. The distributor is looking at North American release in July of 2022. The film was directed by Mark Meir (AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead) and the script was written by Yuri Baranovsky (Dan is Dead). The cast includes J. Quinton Johnson (Hamilton on Broadway, AMC’s The Son), Emma Fitzpatrick (The Social Network), Salvador Chacon (FX’s Mayans M.C.), Angela Gulner (Netflix’s Glow), and Freddy Douglas (Hallmark’s The Odyssey).


Two high profile couples are forced to examine the cost of success when they’re invited to an exclusive self-help retreat where their ancestors sold their souls generations prior.

Executive Vice President of US Distribution James Emanuel Shapiro notes:

“All I can say is that I felt summoned to work on The Summoned! Mark, Yuri, and Angela created something smart and scary, and I can’t wait to show this to as many people as possible!”

Director Mark Meir adds:

“We are thrilled to have XYZ bring this film to audiences. As leaders in the genre space, we’re honored to be among their titles.”

About Dani McKinney

Dani loves horror movies ever since she saw Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers with Danielle Harris. She loves vampires, her favorite movie is Interview with a Vampire. She reads constantly and mostly books about the supernatural and is also a paranormal investigator.

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