According to Variety, the indie shingle Odd Lot Entertainment has launched a genre arm, Dark Lot Entertainment, and announced its first project, a three-picture anthology dubbed The Horror Chronicles.

New company will make horror, thriller and suspense pics with budgets from $3 million to $15 million.

The Horror Chronicles will mark the feature helming debuts of three genre scribes: Neal Marshall Stevens (13 Ghosts), Richard Jefferies (Cold Creek Manor) and Art Monterastelli (The Hunted).

Each will write and direct a feature.

Dark Lot has also forged an alliance with producer David Greathouse ("Even Money"), who will produce "The Horror Chronicles" along with Odd Lot toppers Deborah Del Prete and Gigi Pritzker.

Shooting on the first of the three pics is expected to start next summer in New Mexico.

The titles of the three "Horror Chronicles" features have not yet been announced, but Dark Lot says Stevens, Jefferies and Monterastelli are already at work on their first drafts.