Magnet Releasing has acquired the U.S. theatrical and VOD rights to Ti West's ghost flick "The Innkeepers," according to Variety.
Positioned as the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, Magnet Releasing will premiere the film Dec. 30 on Ultra VOD, followed by a theatrical run in February and a subsequent DVD release from MPI.
"The Innkeepers," written and directed by West, centers on a haunted hotel set to close down as two employees seek proof of the supernatural.
West's inspiration for the story came while he shot his 2009 film "The House of the Devil," which was also spearheaded by Magnet Releasing.
Premiering at SXSW in March, "The Innkeepers" has toured a number of festivals since then, earning favorable buzz in the process.
Derek Curl, Peter Phok, Larry Fessenden and West produced the picture for MPI/Dark Sky Films, in partnership with Glass Eye Pix.
The film stars Sara Paxton, Pat Healy and Kelly McGillis.
In addition to "The House of the Devil," West's previous credits include "Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever," "Trigger Man" and "The Roost." His next project is the upcoming anthology film "The ABCs of Death."
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