Area 23a have announced their acquisition of supernatural thriller Dig Two Graves, which they will be releasing in March.
The film – which premiered way back in 2014 at the New Orleans Film Festival – was written and directed by Hunter Adams, whose only previous feature is little-seen 2011 comedy The Hungry Bull. It continued its festival run into 2015, winning awards at the Beaufort International Film Festival, the Beloit International Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.
“After a long, strange trip making Dig Two Graves, I am excited to be screening the film in theaters across the country and hoping this will convince the investors to reconsider their plans for a third grave with my name on it,” Adams says in the press release.
Set in a backwoods town in the ‘70s, Dig Two Graves stars Captain Fantastic’s Samantha Isler as 13-year-old Jacqueline Mather, who loses her brother in a mysterious drowning accident. She is visited by three moonshiners who offer to bring him back to life, but their offer comes at a grim cost. As the moonshiners sinister intentions come to light, Isler uncovers a dark history surrounding her grandfather, Sheriff Waterhouse, played by genre regular Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs, Roadkill).
Dig Two Graves will hit selected US cinemas and VOD on March 24th.
Words: Kevan Farrow (@KevanX)