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Freestyle Acquires Sci-Fi Alien Horror Feature “The Hyperborean”

We reviewed The Hyperborian, the fifth collaboration between director Jesse Thomas Cook (Monster Brawl, Deadsight) and writer Tony Burgess (Pontypool, Dreamland) when it played as part of last year’s Blood in the Snow Film Festival. Now, following its star Ry Barrett’s (Defective, Open Your Eyes) role in In A Violent Nature, the tale of a dysfunctional wealthy family pitted against an alien possessed corpse coming off a 170-year bender has been picked up for US release by Freestyle Digital Media.

I found the movie to be a fun riff on mummy and alien films, and you can see for yourself when it’s released next month. In the meantime, you can check out some stills and the new trailer, below.

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Unconventional Sci-Fi Alien Horror Movie Features IN A VIOLENT NATURE Actor Ry Barrett and Sets Digital Debut for US VOD Platforms and DVD on July 19, 2024

Los Angeles, CA – June 21, 2024 Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has acquired U.S. VOD rights to the strangely bizarre sci-fi alien horror movie THE HYPERBOREAN, which will be available to rent/own on all U.S. digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms, as well as on DVD, starting on July 19, 2024, through Freestyle Digital Media.

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From beyond the land of the ice and snow comes… THE HYPERBOREAN! When a seasoned crisis manager injects himself into a dysfunctional family, and their faltering whisky company, he must navigate through a public relations nightmare involving a triple homicide, an Arctic ice mummy, and a batch of intergalactic moonshine. From director Jesse Thomas Cook (CULT HERO, SEPTIC MAN) and writer Tony Burgess (PONTYPOOLl), THE HYPERBOREAN is a comedic sci-fi award-winning festival hit starring Liv Collins (THE HEXECUTIONERS) & Ry Barrett (IN A VIOLENT NATURE, THE HERETICS), with critics hailing it as a “bonkers film” that’s both “memorable and complex” (Geek Tyrant). It was nominated for a 2023 Canadian Screen Award for Achievement in SPFX & Makeup.

Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook, THE HYPERBOREAN was written by Tony Burgess and produced by Samuel Scott. The cast features Ry Barrett (‘Rex Cameron’), genre journeyman and star of 2024 Sundance entry IN A VIOLENT NATURE, and also features Liv Collins (‘Diana Cameron’), Justin Bott (‘Mr. Denbok’), Tony Burgess (‘Hollis Cameron’), Jonathan Craig (‘Aldous Cameron’), Jess Vano (‘Lovie Madison’), Michael Masurkevitch (‘Ian Lamont’), Marcia Alderson (‘Ms. Ladouceur’), Steve Kasan (‘Mr. da Silva’), Justin Darmanin (‘Fontano’), and Greg Collins (‘The Hyperborean’).

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“After 13 horror movies and having tackled zombies, creature features, cults, haunted houses, et cetera., one of the remaining subgenres I had yet to explore was the nearly forgotten mummy film. I was always fascinated by the disastrous 1845 Franklin Expedition, and the discovery of its preserved ice mummies,” said filmmaker Jesse Thomas Cook. “We based the creature design in THE HYPERBOREAN on one of the Franklin mummies buried at Beechey Island. This is our very Canadian ice mummy movie, and we are thrilled to be working with Freestyle on the U.S. release!”

Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire THE HYPERBOREAN with Anelle Dehghani of Raven Banner.

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