In 2008, he brought us the unnerving home invasion horror film, The Strangers, and since then, many fans have been awaiting writer/director Bryan Bertino’s sophomore effort. Titled Mockingbird, Bryan's second film has long been in picture purgatory, but Jason Blum's newly launched label, Blumhouse Tilt, is bringing it to Digital HD next week and has debuted a poster to celebrate the occasion.

Shock Till You Drop reports that BH Tilt is releasing Mockingbird to Digital HD on October 7th, followed by an October 21st Blu-ray and DVD release only at Walmart. In Mockingbird, "three individuals each receive an anonymous, unmarked video camera and a horrific ultimatum to continue filming… or die. Experience the terror through the eyes of these unsuspecting victims, with a chain of found-footage events so real and absolutely dreadful, you'll have to watch it again to believe it."

No trailer has debuted at this time, but stay tuned to Daily Dead for more reveals of Bryan Bertino’s second film. Currently, the writer/director is slated to begin pre-production on his third movie, There Are Monsters, sometime this fall with Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss in the lead role. The story centers on a "single mum and her terrified young daughter who are trapped and tormented by a mysterious creature.”

We'll also keep readers posted on further VOD release date announcements made by BH Tilt, as the label will distribute a number of awaited horror projects, with the Chandler Riggs-starring Mercy (based on Stephen King’s 1984 short story, Gramma), the not-yet-completed Creep trilogy from director Patrick Brice (and starring Mark Duplass), Joe Johnston’s office invasion film, Not Safe for Work, and Orion's The Town That Dreaded Sundown meta-reboot all on deck.

In the meantime, we have the official poster for Mockingbird (courtesy of Shock Till You Drop!) and a set of photos from the film (via Blumhouse):

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