Vertical has secured North America, United Kingdom, and Ireland rights to the thrilling horror film Natty Knocks from director of Halloween 4, Dwight H. Little. The screenplay was penned by Benjamin Olson and the film stars horror legends Bill Moseley (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Danielle Harris (Halloween), and Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street). On Halloween Eve, a small-town babysitter and the kids she is looking after must survive the horrors of serial killer Abner Honeywell. Vertical has slated the film for a day-and-date release on July 21.

Natty Knocks stars Moseley, Harris, Englund, as well as Charlotte Fountain-Jardim (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Thomas Robie (Insidious: The Last Key), Noen Perez (Grace and Frankie), and Jason James Richter (Free Willy, The Little Things).

From the legendary director of Halloween 4 comes Natty Knocks. On Halloween Eve, babysitter Britt Henderson (Fountain-Jardim) and the kids she’s charged with protecting must survive the horrors of serial killer Abner Honeywell (Moseley), the son of B-movie horror legend who is reigning terror across their small town.

The film’s executive producers are Amit Sarin and Vineesha Arora Sarin; producers are Jason Richer and Sandy Little.

Vertical SVP of Acquisitions Tony Piantedosi commented, “Natty Knocks immediately intrigued us given its collaboration of prolific horror icons who defined the genre for decades. The film is a testament to Dwight’s experience as a filmmaker and we’re pleased that we were able to come on board for the project.”

“We couldn’t be happier that our indie thriller Natty Knocks has found a perfect home with Vertical,” the producers added. “Vertical is doing great things with independent distribution and we can’t wait for audiences to see the entertaining movie our talented cast and director have delivered.”

Piantedosi negotiated the deal on behalf of Vertical, while Jordan Dykstra of Film Bridge International negotiated on behalf of the film.

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