The North America distribution rights for the new horror film Carnies have been picked up by R-Squared Films. The movie, which was directed by Brian Corder and is presented by T.R. Productions, also now has an official DVD release date of October 12th, 2010. A limited theatrical and VOD release are also planned, and dates are set to be announced shortly. Carnies follows a traveling sideshow in 1936, when the workers set up their oddities and illusions in another town hit by the dustbowl. However, this town is different, as a sinister force begins to kill off the carnies one-by-one. Detective Ellison (Reggie Bannister of Phantasm) is put on the case, looks at several of the carnies, including the mysterious carnival owner, Helen (Denise Gosset); the strong man, Virgil (Chris Staviski of Zombie Hunter); and Ratty, the snake handler (Doug Jones of Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth). For more information visit the official website.