EXCLUSIVE: UK distribution company Lightbulb Film has added three titles to its release slate.

They include Jon Stevenson’s retro horror Rent-A-Pal. Starring Brian Landis Folkins, Kathleen Brady and Wil Wheaton, the film is set in 1990 and follows a lonely bachelor searching for an escape from the day-to-day drudgery of caring for his ageing mother. Whilst seeking a partner through a video dating service, he discovers a strange VHS tape called Rent-A-Pal.

The film screens at Sites and has its UK premiere at Grimmfest. It will be released On Demand on November 16 followed by a DVD in early 2021. The deal was negotiated with Sophia Aronne of The Exchange.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing Rent-A-Pal to UK audiences. It’s nostalgic, engaging and creepy as hell,” said sales and acquisitions director, Peter Thompson.

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