Saban Films has acquired the North American films to the horror-thriller film Tone-DeafTone-Deaf, which was written and directed by Richard Bates, Jr., will have its world premiere at the upcoming SXSW Film Festival. 

Tone-Deaf tells the story of a young woman who, after losing her job, decides to recuperate by spending a weekend in the country, where she rents an elaborate country house from a seemingly-kindly widower who exhibits psychotic tendencies.  Amanda Crew plays the young woman, while the role of the widower is played by genre veteran Robert Patrick. 

Besides Tone-Deaf, Saban’s other major upcoming feature film release is The Haunting of Sharon Tate, which stars Hilary Duff in the title role.  That film premieres in April.