Independent distributor Vertical Entertainment has picked up The Secret Village (starring Jonathan Bennett, Ali Faulkner, Stelio Savante and Richard Riehle) with a nationwide DVD release date of December 17th.
A limited theatrical run is planned for October 18th through SD Digital Creations. The international release is being handled by ITN Distribution who will premiere the film in several foreign territories on October 14th.
Directed by Swamy Kandan, The Secret Village follows Greg, (Jonathan Bennett) a screenwriter and Rachel (Faulkner), a beautiful journalist research an outbreak of mass hysteria in a small village. They start to uncover a secret about ergot poisoning that has affected this village for years. But the cult activity has been kept a secret by the locals (Savante, Riehle) and when Greg disappears, Rachel is left alone to unravel the mystery and save their lives.