Image Scores ‘Suspiria’-inspired ‘Finale, Jinga selling ‘Shadow’

Image Ent. has acquired all North American rights to Jinga Films’ supernatural horror Finale. Described as an homage to Dario Argento’s Suspiria, John Michael Elfers’ debut feature stars Carolyn Von Hauck as a grieving mother who discovers that her deceased son had been dabbling in black magic. Image has skedded the release for May. On Monday, Jinga announced it had added Federico Zampaglione’s psychological horror Shadow to its Berlin market slate. Produced by Massimo Ferrero, the English-language, Italian horror pic stars Jake Muxworthy (Borderland), Karina Testa (Frontiere), Chris Coppola (Friday 13th) and Nuot Arquint (The Passion of Christ). The pic centers on an American Iraq War vet whose romantic vacation in the Italian Alps turns into a Deliverance-style nightmare after a confrontation with local hunters.
FINAL:A family descends into a vortex of denial and paranoia after the death of their oldest son. Though labeled a suicide, the bizarre circumstances lead his mother, Helen to believe there are darker forces at work. Black paint was thrown over every mirror in his house, an explosive trap set in his bedroom and a woman from his past haunts the cemetery where he lies buried. But when Helen’s investigation threatens to ruin the life of her daughter and possibly her own sanity, she realizes there is but one escape from this nightmare world – the very route attempted by her dead son.

SHADOW:A soldier returning from a tour of duty in Iraq goes on a mountain bike adventure in the Alps to forget his battle weary past. In the woods he meets a pretty young stranger who tells him about a local myth concerning a nazi experiment camp. After a confrontation with hunters the couple take refuge in an abandoned bunker where the soldier is forced to endure a more shattering nightmare than the fears he experienced in Iraq.