Horror-Western The Pale Door Arrives In August

RLJE Films and Shudder have teamed up to acquire the North American rights to The Pale Door, a horror-western from Fangoria and Paper Street Pictures, The Wrap reports.

The Pale Door is directed by Aaron B. Koontz (Camera Obscura & Scare Package). Fangoria’s CEO, Dallas Sonnier, saw success as a producer on Bone Tomahawk in 2015.

RLJE Films hopes to release the film theatrically and on VOD and digital HD in August 2020, and The Pale Door will then premiere on Shudder at a later date.


The Dalton gang finds shelter in a seemingly uninhabited ghost town after a train robbery goes south. Seeking help for their wounded leader, they are surprised to stumble upon a welcoming brothel in the town’s square. But the beautiful women who greet them are actually a coven of witches with very sinister plans for the unsuspecting outlaws.

Aaron B. Koontz co-wrote the script with his partner on Camera Obscura Cameron Burns and Keith Lansdale (Creepshow). The stars of The Pale Door are Devin Druid (13 Reasons Why), Zachary Knighton (Happy Endings), Noah Segan (Knives Out), Stan Shaw (Monster Squad), Pat Healy (Cheap Thrills), Bill Sage (We Are What We Are) and Melora Walters (Magnolia).

The Pale Door is presented and executive produced by Joe R. Lansdale, the writer of Bubba Ho-Tep and Cold In July.