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XLrator Media has acquired U.S. distribution rights to the supernatural thriller THE DIABOLICAL starring Ali Larter from the producers of The Pact and The Divide. XLrator Media will release the film in Fall 2015 on its acclaimed “MACABRE” genre label.

THE DIABOLICAL was directed by Alistair Legrand in his feature film debut from a script he co-wrote with Luke Harvis. It was produced by Ross M. Dinerstein (The Pact, The Divide, Mr. Jones) and executive produced by Jamie Carmichael of Content Media and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content. THE DIABOLICAL marks the first film from Campfire, the new production company founded by Dinerstein and Content Media.


XLrator Media and Content Media recently collaborated on the U.S. release of the highly successful sci-fi film The Machine and medieval action film Ironclad: Battle For Blood. The two companies are also partnered with New Artists Alliance on the upcoming sci-fi film 400 Days.

“Combining the relentless terror of The Conjuring with startling twists that take the film into an entirely different realm, THE DIABOLICAL will take audiences on a genre-bending thrill ride and marks the brilliant debut of filmmaker Alistair Legrand,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

THE DIABOLICAL stars Ali Larter (Final Destination, Resident Evil: Extinction, “Heroes,” TNT’s “Legends”) as the divorced mother of two children who are awoken nightly in their quiet suburban home by an increasingly strange and threatening presence. She desperately seeks help from her scientist boyfriend who begins a hunt to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to undertake. The film co-stars Arjun Gupta, Max Rose Chloe Perrin, Merrin Dungey and Patrick Fischler.

“XLrator Media and its MACABRE label have quickly become one of the leading distributors of genre films in the U.S. having released some of the most notable elevated genre films of the past few years such as The Machine, Housebound, The Mule, Poker Night and others. We are thrilled to work with them on THE DIABOLICAL,” said producer and Campfire CEO Ross M. Dinerstein.

The deal was negotiated by XLrator Media’s Barry Gordon with Preferred Content’s Kevin Iwashina and Content Media’s Jamie Carmichael. Alistair Legrand and Luke Harvis are repped by UTA and MXN Entertainment.

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