Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group, has secured the U.S. VOD rights to THE HYPERBOREAN, a uniquely bizarre sci-fi horror flick, slated for release on July 19, 2024. Directed by Jesse Thomas Cook (known for CULT HERO and SEPTIC MAN) and penned by Tony Burgess (renowned for PONTYPOOL), this comedic sci-fi sensation takes audiences on a wild ride into a world of intergalactic intrigue and Arctic mysteries.

THE HYPERBOREAN unfolds as a seasoned crisis manager inserts himself into the chaos of a dysfunctional family grappling with a failing whisky empire. Their woes escalate with a triple homicide, an ancient Arctic ice mummy, and a batch of extraterrestrial moonshine. Starring Ry Barrett (from IN A VIOLENT NATURE and THE HERETICS) and Liv Collins (noted for THE HEXECUTIONERS), the film has garnered acclaim for its audacious storytelling and intricate complexity, hailed as a “bonkers” adventure by Geek Tyrant.

Director Jesse Thomas Cook reflects on the film’s genesis, drawing inspiration from the ill-fated Franklin Expedition of 1845 and the discovery of preserved ice mummies. “THE HYPERBOREAN marks my exploration into the forgotten subgenre of mummy films,” Cook explains. “Our creature design is rooted in the haunting Franklin mummies found on Beechey Island, offering a distinctly Canadian twist to this chilling tale.”

Freestyle Digital Media brokered the acquisition deal with Anelle Dehghani of Raven Banner, cementing the film’s upcoming debut across U.S. digital HD platforms, cable, satellite, and DVD formats. Prepare for an unforgettable cinematic journey with THE HYPERBOREAN, a film that promises to redefine the boundaries of sci-fi horror.