Icon Film Distribution has just acquired UK distribution for 7 upcoming titles, including the Australian horror film The Babadook, a surprise hit at Sundance.
Other titles picked up for distribution that may be of interest to horror fans are The Guest, directed by Adam Wingert (You’re Next, V/H/S), and Cold in July, directed by Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are, Stake Land). Both fall more into the thriller genre than horror, but the pedigree of their directors may appeal to horror fans nonetheless.
Icon Film Distribution is a subsidiary of the American production company Icon Productions, founded by Mel Gibson and Bruce Davey in 1989. Previous horror films distributed by them include You’re Next, Triangle (2009), and Bless The Child.