08 November 2021 / Press Release
Shout! Studios Nabs Russian horror Ice Demon for North America

Shout! Studios has acquired all rights to “The Ice Demon” for the territory of North America. The film has also been sold to Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and Poland. Central Partnership (part of Gazprom-Media) is handling global sales. 

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Shout! Studios has acquired all rights to “The Ice Demon” for the territory of North America. The film has also been sold to Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan and Poland. Central Partnership (part of Gazprom-Media) is handling global sales.

We’re delighted to continue our successful partnership with Ivan Kapitonov and with Central Partnership. The Ice Demon more than delivers on its promise to scare, thrill and entertain, so we’re eager to share with audiences across North America,” said Jordan Fields, VP of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios.

Home entertainment and digital release of “The Ice Demon” in the USA and Canada is planned for Spring 2022.

Horrors are not the easiest genre to gain popularity among international audiences. Russian producers have made a number of successful horror stories, proven popular around the world by box-office numbers before 2020. The “Ice Demon'' keeps up with this pre-pandemic trend, with impressive production value and a deeper bone-chilling story behind it”, says producer Ivan Kapitonov.

The film will also be released in South Korea by Cinema Black, Vietnam by Purple Plan, Taiwan by Movie Cloud, and in Poland by MediaSquad.

The horror by Ivan Kapitonov comes from the creators of “The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead” (also directed by Kapitonov), a record-breaking horror sold to over 155 countries. It has been produced by Svyatoslav Podgaevsky (The Bride, The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead), Ivan Kapitonov (Baba Yaga: Terror of the Dark Forest, The Mermaid: Lake of the Dead), Rafael Minasbekyan (Furious, Frontier, Mermaid: Lake of the dead), Vadim Vereschagin (Billion, Text, Son of a Rich), and Alena Akimova. 

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