IFC Midnight has picked up U.S. rights to first-time director Austin Reading’s horror pic Darkness Rising, with a planned theatrical and digital bow June 30. Written by Vikram Weet. the pic follows Madison Shaw, a young woman who decides to return to her childhood home, which is filled with horrific memories. While the visit begins innocently enough, unsettling events build until she finds themselves trapped inside the house by forces beyond comprehension, forces that may have driven her mother to commit a terrible murder, and could drive Madison to equally violent acts. The pic stars Katrina Law, Tara Holt, Bryce Johnson, Heather Mazur, Myk Watford, and Ted Raimi. Storyboard Entertainment’s Jason Potash and Paul Finkel produced in association with Compass Entertainment’s, Marcus Fuller and Julie S. Fuller, and Daniel Hyman. The deal was handled by Arianna Bocco from Sundance Selects/IFC Films, with Kevin Iwashina from Preferred Content.