Following the well-received world premiere of What Keeps You Alive at the SXSW Film Festival (read Heather Wixson's review here), IFC Midnight has acquired the latest film from Colin Minihan (It Stains the Sands Red, Grave Encounters) for US distribution.

A release date for What Keeps You Alive has yet to be announced, but in the meantime, here's what Minihan had to say about the acquisition (via Deadline):

“I’m very excited to be working with IFC Midnight on releasing What Keeps You Alive. They are at the top of their game and consistently releasing the best the genre has to offer.”

We'll be sure to keep Daily Dead readers updated on release details for What Keeps You Alive, and we also have a brief description and teaser trailer below:

"The new thriller featuring the stars of the just-released box office champ, Jigsaw, WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE is from writer-director Colin Minihan (It Stains the Sands Red, Grave Encounters) and stars Hannah Emily Anderson (Jigsaw, Dark Phoenix) and Brittany Allen (It Stains the Sands Red).

WHAT KEEPS YOU ALIVE pits a female couple against one another during their one-year anniversary. Rounding out the cast are Martha MacIsaac (Superbad, Unicorn Store, Battle of the Sexes) and Joey Klein (TV's 12 Monkeys)."

Source: Deadline
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