In the world of horror thrillers, the anticipation of what's to come can be the best part. So with Monday's announcement that "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane" will be released on demand on Sept. 6 and in theaters Oct. 11 — some seven years after its premiere at the
Following its acquisition out of Toronto a series of events put the film into a rights limbo that caused it to sit on the shelf in the U.S. even as it was released elsewhere around the world.
A Texas-set story of high school kids whose trip to a remote ranch for a weekend of partying turns into a bloodbath when someone starts picking them off, the film turned out to be quite the incubator of young talent. Director Jonathan Levine made his feature debut with the film and went on to direct the cancer comedy
In the title role, "Mandy Lane" was a key breakout for actress
would go on to play Mike Newton in the
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Among the producers of Mandy Lane is Keith Calder, who has more recently worked on the film
the home invasion thriller that premiered at Toronto in 2011 and will be released to theaters later this summer.
Audiences will finally get to discover for themselves if "Mandy Lane" was worth waiting for.
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