SHUDDER ACQUIRES TERRIFYING THRILLER THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR





SHUDDER ACQUIRES TERRIFYING THRILLER THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR
Bold, Unrelenting Feature Debut from Justin Powell and David Charbonier Streams July 29 Exclusively on Shudder

Filmmakers’ Follow-up Feature, The Djinn, to be Released by IFC Midnight May 14

NEW YORK – April 22, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired the exclusive rights to The Boy Behind the Door for release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, July 29. The first feature from co-writers and directors Justin Powell and David Charbonier, the suspense thriller tells a gripping, powerful tale of survival and friendship in the face of evil.

In The Boy Behind the Door, a night of unimaginable terror awaits twelve-year-old Bobby (Lonnie Chavis) and his best friend, Kevin (Ezra Dewey), when they are abducted on their way home from school. Managing to escape his confines, Bobby navigates the dark halls, praying his presence goes unnoticed as he avoids his captor at every turn. Even worse is the arrival of another stranger, whose mysterious arrangement with the kidnapper may spell certain doom for Kevin. With no means of calling for help and miles of dark country in every direction, Bobby embarks on a rescue mission, determined to get himself and Kevin out alive… or die trying.

Said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, “From its first frame, The Boy Behind the Door ratchets up the tension in a way that seems to never let up. Justin and David have tapped into what true evil lurking around in our world today looks like, and I can think of no better place for audiences to experience this unrelenting thrill ride than Shudder.”

“We are excited to partner with Shudder, the leading voice in the horror space, for the release of The Boy Behind the Door,” said filmmakers David Charbonier and Justin Powell. “It’s not every day we get to see stories centered on such strong, diverse leads, which Lonnie and Ezra masterfully craft with honest and authentic performances. We hope audiences worldwide will have as much fun watching the film as we did making it.”

In addition to Chavis (This Is Us, White Famous), and Dewey (The Djinn, Criminal Minds), the film also stars Kristin Bauer van Straten (True Blood, Nocturnal Animals), Scott Michael Foster (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Once Upon A Time) and Micah Hauptman (Homeland, Rust Creek).

The Boy Behind the Door had its world premiere at Fantastic Fest before playing AFI Fest, receiving rave reviews at both festivals. The film was produced by Rick Rosenthal of Whitewater Films, Ryan Scaringe of Kinogo Pictures, Jim Hart, John Hermann and Ryan Lewis. Bert Kern, Nick Morton, and Howard Barish executive produce.

Powell and Charbonier’s follow-up project The Djinn will be released by AMC Networks’ IFC Midnight in North America on May 14.

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ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit www.shudder.com.



Date Change for Upcoming Shudder Original “Fried Barry”





Date Change for Upcoming Shudder Original “Fried Barry” – Critically Acclaimed Sci-Fi Horror Film Shifts to May 7th
The film moves from the previously announced release of Thursday, May 6.
[via press release from Shudder]
**MEDIA ALERT**

DATE CHANGE FOR UPCOMING SHUDDER ORIGINAL FRIED BARRY

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED SCI-FI HORROR FILM SHIFTS TO MAY 7TH

Please note the date change for the upcoming release of Fried Barry on Shudder as the film moves from the previously announced release of Thursday, May 6th to Friday, May 7th, 2021.

The film will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.



PRESENTERS FOR 2021 FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS





JAMIE LEE CURTIS, KEITH DAVID, KEVIN SMITH & MORE AMONG PRESENTERS FOR 2021 FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS
JAMIE LEE CURTIS, KEITH DAVID, KEVIN SMITH & MORE

AMONG PRESENTERS FOR 2021 FANGORIA CHAINSAW AWARDS

Awards Ceremony to Premieres April 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT Exclusively on Shudder

Los Angeles – April 8, 2021 – Shudder and FANGORIA announced today presenters at the 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, premiering Sunday, April 18 at 8pm ET/5pm PT exclusively on Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural. The ceremony, which recognizes outstanding achievement in horror film and television, will be hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp) and feature Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween), Keith David (The Thing), Gigi Saul Guerrero (director, Culture Shock), Issa Lopez (director, Tigers Are Not Afraid), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Tananarive Due (Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror), Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum, James Jude Courtney (Halloween), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water) and drag artist and The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula season two winner Biqtch Puddin’ as presenters. This year’s nominated films include The Invisible Man, Freaky, The Dark and the Wicked, Host and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton, Clancy Brown and Elisabeth Moss.

“We’re thrilled to partner with our friends at FANGORIA, a horror institution, to present their annual Chainsaw Awards, televised for the first time in years. We hope to bring Shudder members and horror fans together for a vibrant celebration of the genre we love so much,” said Craig Engler, GM for Shudder.

“The Chainsaw Awards are an institution in horror, having existed in the magazine since 1992. Bringing them back as an actual event has been a dream, and airing them on Shudder is something we’ve been working toward since we resurrected the magazine,” said FANGORIA editor Phil Nobile Jr.

This year’s ceremony will be filmed and hosted virtually with pre- and post-show on socials. The ceremony will premier exclusively on the “Shudder TV” feed – available only on Shudder’s TV and mobile apps and online at Shudder.com – airing simultaneously in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, marking the first time the Chainsaw Awards have been televised globally. The ceremony will also be released via FANGORIA’s online and social platforms after the Shudder premiere.

Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in the horror genre, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

The Chainsaw Awards are executive produced by Tara Ansley, Abhi Goel, Phil Nobile Jr. and produced by Armen Aghaeian and Rebekah McKendry.

ABOUT FANGORIA

Since 1979, FANGORIA has been “First In Fright.” At one point the only place on newsstands where fans could read about the world of horror, today Fango has adapted to a world it helped create – one in which Fango’s early readers are winning Oscars for their contributions to, and expansion of, the genre. In 2020 FANGORIA was acquired by producer Tara Ansley and serial entrepreneur Abhi Goel, and this year the brand will expand (along with resurrected sister brands STARLOG and GOREZONE) into the digital space, where it will thrive as an iconic genre media destination.

FANGORIA’s current mission is to honor its legacy through expansion into original film and TV production, podcasts, gaming and more. Now in its 42nd year, Fango celebrates a massive and diverse community of creators and fans and is at the forefront of the current moment of celebrating genre as a legitimate entertainment space – one in which all are welcome. When it comes to horror, everyone screams in the same language.

FANGORIA Studios was launched in January 2021 to develop and produce film, television and podcasts using the iconic FANGORIA, STARLOG and GOREZONE brands. Circle of Confusion represents in all areas.

FANGORIA

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ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit www.shudder.com



SHUDDER ORDERS FOURTH SEASON OF GROUNDBREAKING DRAG COMPETITION SERIES THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA





SHUDDER ORDERS FOURTH SEASON OF GROUNDBREAKING DRAG COMPETITION SERIES THE BOULET BROTHERS’ DRAGULA
Casting Now Open to International Entrants for the First Time for 10-Episode Season with $100,000 Grand Prize

First Three Critically Acclaimed Seasons Will Also Be Available on Shudder

New York – April 7, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has ordered a fourth season of the groundbreaking drag competition series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. The Shudder Original Series will debut exclusively on the streamer day and date in all territories, alongside the previous three critically acclaimed seasons. Created, hosted and judged by the Boulet Brothers, the 10-episode fourth season will feature drag artists from around the world for the first time competing in challenges ranging from costume creation and makeup artistry to live performance and acting with the winner taking home a $100,000 grand prize, the largest in the show’s history. The acquisition follows a successful launch for the Shudder Original The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula: Resurrection, the innovative, two-hour film – part horror movie, part documentary and part reality competition – which was one of the service’s most watched premieres of 2020.

“Joining forces with Shudder marks the beginning of an exciting new era for The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, and Season 4 is lining up to be the most ambitious season to date,” said the Boulet Brothers. “We will be featuring some of the most groundbreaking drag art in the world and with $100,000 on the line, the competition (and the challenges) are going to be deadly.”

“We are thrilled to be working with the incredibly talented Boulet Brothers on a new season that will be bigger, better and more outrageous than ever,’ said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager. “This show brilliantly merges underground drag and horror, showcasing a diverse group of artists, and we’re delighted to bring it to Shudder members, alongside all three previous seasons.”

Dubbed one of the “15 best LGBTQ shows everyone needs to watch” (Cosmopolitan) and “required horror viewing” (Fangoria), The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula has taken both queer and horror audiences by storm. The show’s season three preemie in fall 2019 ranked #2 on iTunes Reality TV chart and 11th among the most watched TV shows on iTunes that fall.

The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula is written, produced and co-directed by the Boulet Brothers, directed by Nathan Noyes and executive produced by David Sigurani. On behalf of Shudder, Executive Producers Craig Engler and Emily Gotto; Executive in Charge Nick Lazo and Producer Samuel Zimmerman. Season 4 is produced in association with OUTtv.

ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit www.shudder.com.

ABOUT THE BOULET BROTHERS

The Boulet Brothers are drag artists, television personalities, writers, and producers. Since 2016 the Boulet Brothers have produced and hosted their reality competition series The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula. The duo are considered to be “modern day horror hosts” and outside of their television projects, the Boulet Brothers appear regularly as featured guests, performers and emcees at horror conventions, nightclubs and live events.



WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…





WHAT’S STREAMING ON AMC+…

NEW AMC+ ORIGINAL SPY CITY, A SIX-PART COLD WAR SERIES STARRING DOMINIC COOPER DEBUTS ON APRIL 15

Season Finale of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage Debuts April 15

New Season Binges of SundanceTV’s Critically Acclaimed Series Rectify

Available This Month Joining New Series, Films, Specials and More From AMC Networks’ Premium Streaming Bundle in April

New York, NY, March 23, 2021 – For the month of April, AMC+ offers subscribers a wide variety of critically acclaimed and commercial-free programming, including compelling new dramas, fan-favorite franchises, and film collections from across the company’s entertainment networks and targeted streaming services.

Highlights for the month include:

Debut of AMC+ Original Spy City, a six-part espionage Cold War series starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) on Thursday, April 15, available exclusively on AMC+.
New episodes of AMC+ Exclusive Cold Courage continue every Thursday with the season finale debuting Thursday, April 15.
Early access to the second half of Fear the Walking Dead’s season 6 premiering Sunday, April 4 ahead of the premiere on AMC on Sunday, April 11, with subsequent new episodes available to subscribers every Thursday beginning April 15.
All episodes of The Walking Dead’s extended 10th season available to binge beginning Thursday, April 1.
Indulge in all things horror during Shudder’s Halfway to Halloween Month featuring:
Season 2 of the hit horror anthology Creepshow on Thursday, April 1;
Season 3 of The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs available every Sunday on-demand beginning Sunday, April 18 following Shudder’s live stream of the episodes on Fridays; and
The largest curated horror fare including a library of cult classic favorites from the Halloween franchise to the Underworld films.
SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series Rectify Seasons 3 and 4 available to binge on Thursday, April 1 and Thursday, April 8, respectively, joining the first two seasons on the service.
Celebrate awards season with live streams of BBC AMERICA’s 2021 BAFTA Awards on Sunday, April 11 and IFC’s Independent Spirit Awards on Thursday, April 22, as well as a curated slate of films featuring Academy Award winners and nominees from Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited.
A full April schedule is below (in chronological order):

The Walking Dead: Episode Diaries – Premieres Thursday, April 1

An exclusive re-watch of Season 10C featuring never-before-seen interviews from the cast and creators, with new episodes available every Thursday.

Creepshow Season 2 – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Shudder’s hit anthology series from showrunner Greg Nicotero (The Walking Dead), based on George A. Romero’s iconic ‘80s classic, features twisted tales of monsters, the supernatural and the unexplained that live up the franchise’s famous tagline, “the most fun you’ll ever have being scared.” Season 2 features Josh McDermott (The Walking Dead), Ashley Laurence (Hellraiser), Keith David (Greenleaf), Ryan Kwanten (Sacred Lies, True Blood), Breckin Meyer (Franklin & Bash), Barbara Crampton (Reborn), C Thomas Howell (The Terror), Iman Benson (#BlackAF), Ted Raimi (Ash vs Evil Dead), Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and others. **Shudder Original Series

Rectify – Season 3 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

SundanceTV’s critically acclaimed series follows the life of Daniel Holden (Aden Young), recently released from prison after serving nearly 20 years on death row for the rape and murder his teenaged girlfriend. When DNA evidence casts doubt on his conviction, he returns home but is far from welcomed.

Pan Am – Season 1 Binge Premieres Thursday, April 1

The acclaimed Sundance Now period drama about the pilots and flight attendants in the early1960s who once made Pan Am the most glamorous way to fly.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres Thursday, April 1

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Mary Magdalene – Premieres Thursday, April 1

In the 2018 film starring Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix, this incredible story of Mary Magdalene is told through her own eyes, as the sole women among Jesus’s band of disciples. Defying the prejudices of a patriarchal society as she undergoes a profound and spiritual awakening, Mary finds herself at the center of an earth-shaking historical moment. **IFC Films Unlimited

Pina – Premieres Wednesday, April 7

From award-winning director Wim Wenders, a 3-D feature-length and Academy Award®-nominated documentary dance film with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, Pina features the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. ** IFC Films Unlimited

Fear the Walking Dead – Early Access to Season 6B Premieres Sunday, April 4, One Week Ahead of AMC’s Premiere on April 11

As Morgan’s (Lennie James) bid to free the remaining members of the group becomes bolder, Virginia (Colby Minifie) grows increasingly desperate to find her sister and protect the settlements from forces working inside and outside her walls. The second half of Season 6 reveals the impact of what living under Virginia’s control has done to each person in this group, who once saw themselves as a family. New alliances will be formed, relationships will be destroyed, and loyalties forever changed. Subsequent episodes will be available on Thursdays, beginning April 15.

Rectify Season 4 Binge – Premieres Thursday, April 8

In the fourth and final season of SundanceTV’s Rectify, Daniel is now in Nashville to start his new life and tries to find a way to cope with his past and forge a “normal” life and how that affects his family and the citizens of Paulie.

Playing for Keeps – Season 2 Finale Premieres Thursday, April 8

A Sundance Now Exclusive Series centered on the titillating lives of the wives and girlfriends of renowned athletes. The second season continues with new episodes every Thursday and the season finale airing April 8.

The Power – Premieres Thursday, April 8

As striking miners switch off the power across Britain, rolling electrical blackouts plunge the country into darkness. Val, a young nurse on her first day of duty, is forced to work the night shift in a crumbling hospital. When most of the patients and staff are evacuated to another hospital across town, Val finds herself in a near empty building, enveloped by a sinister darkness. **A Shudder Exclusive Film

Spy City –New Series Premieres Thursday, April 15

AMC+ Original starring Dominic Cooper (Preacher) as an English spy who is sent to Berlin in 1961 to sift out a traitor in the UK Embassy or among the Allies, shortly before the construction of the Berlin Wall. The city, declared by Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev as “the most dangerous place on earth,” is teeming with spies and double agents, and one wrong move could trigger the threat of nuclear war as American, British and French troops in West Berlin remain separated from their Soviet and East German counterparts by nothing more than an imaginary line.

Cold Courage – Season Finale Premieres Thursday, April 15

Based on the award-winning and best-selling novels from Finnish journalist Pekka Hiltunen, AMC+ Exclusive series, Cold Courage follows two women as they collide during a series of murders in present-day London. As they are drawn together through a clandestine group called the “Studio,” they seek to right the wrongs of the powerful, influential and corrupt – starting with a dangerous, charismatic politician (John Simm) looking to put the ‘Great’ back into Great Britain. New episodes continue to debut every Thursday with the season finale premiering Thursday, April 15.

The Banishing – Premieres Thursday, April 15

From acclaimed genre director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance), comes The Banishing which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. **A Shudder Original Film

One Wild Day – Premieres Saturday, April 17

BBC AMERICA’s stunning, modern natural history series embarks on a 24-hour journey with the most extraordinary animals on our planet as they thrive at different moments in the day to survive in some of the toughest landscapes. For some animals 24 hours is the blink of an eye – for others, it’s an entire lifetime.

The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs – Season 3 Premieres Sunday, April 18

Shudder’s hit original series returns with Joe Bob Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1. Episodes will be available on-demand on AMC+ every Sunday following the live stream on Shudder on Fridays.

Ride with Norman Reedus – New Episodes Continue Sunday, April 18

New episodes of the AMC series feature The Walking Dead star and motorcycle enthusiast Norman Reedus as he hits the open road on a three-day, two-wheel adventure exploring local culture and meeting the people who help shape and influence their communities.

Bang Season 2 – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 22

In season 2 of the Sundance Now series, a serial killer targets a group of men connected to a historic sexual assault. Detective Sergeant Gina Jenkins leads a manhunt and reveals the killer’s motives to punish a gang of friends ten years after their terrible crime, but Gina’s efforts are complicated by the return of her younger brother from prison.

Boys From County Hell – Premieres Thursday, April 22

Six Mile Hill is a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the town pub and is where tourists visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe inspired ‘Dracula.’ It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man working on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. Strange events unfold when Eugene and crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they come under attack from a sinister force. **Shudder Exclusive Film

The Graham Norton Show – Season Finale Premieres Friday, April 23

New episodes of BBC AMERICA’s The Graham Norton Show continue every Friday, with the season finale on Friday, April 23.

Friday, April 2 – Liam Neeson, Cush Jumbo, Micheál Richardson, Tahar Rahim, Rob Brydon, Deborah Meaden, Laura Mvula
Friday, April 9 – Octavia Spencer, Melissa McCarthy, Sharon Stone, David Schwimmer, Michelle Visage, Nick Mohammed, Frank Skinner, Steps
Friday, April 16 – Guests to be announced.
Friday, April 23 – Guests to be announced.
Top Gear Season 30 – Premieres on Sunday, April 25

In the fourth season at the wheel of BBC AMERCA’s Top Gear, hosts Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness hit the road again in a series of challenges designed to push them and their cars to the limit. This season sees the trio tackling the thorny issue of ‘mid-life crisis’ cars, heading to the Scottish Highlands on a punishing off-road adventure, celebrating and driving some of the most iconic cars from the James Bond films, and more. Plus, reviews of the new Toyota Yaris GR, the Ferrari Roma and more.

In Search of Darkness II – Premieres Monday, April 26

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc, In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast. **A Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Don’t Go – Premieres Wednesday, April 28

Devastated by his daughter’s death in a terrible accident, a man becomes convinced that he can bring her back through a secret that is hidden within a recurring dream. **IFC Films Unlimited

The Bad Seed – Full Season Binge Premieres Thursday, April 29

This crime drama tells the story of two brothers from a dysfunctional family who have raised themselves up from the desperate days of their early childhood, only to have their newly ordered lives begin to fall apart when one becomes a suspect in a murder. *Sundance Now Exclusive Series

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres Thursday, April 29

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. **Shudder Original Anthology

About AMC+:

AMC+ is the company’s new premium streaming bundle featuring an extensive lineup of popular and critically acclaimed original programming from across AMC Networks’ entertainment networks and a number of the company’s targeted streaming services including Shudder, Sundance Now and IFC Films Unlimited, which feature content such as Riviera, Creepshow, A Discovery of Witches and Boyhood. Currently available to Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV channels, Roku Channels, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, DISH and Sling TV customers, AMC+ features a continually refreshed new library of commercial-free content, including Mad Men, Gangs of London, The Salisbury Poisonings, Orphan Black, Portlandia, Soulmates and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, among many others.



SHUDDER PICKS UP OUTRAGEOUS ALIEN HORROR MOVIE FRIED BARRY





SHUDDER PICKS UP OUTRAGEOUS ALIEN HORROR MOVIE FRIED BARRY
Feature Debut from Award-Winning Director Ryan Kruger Streams May 6

NEW YORK – March 23, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired South African film Fried Barry for release in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand on Thursday, May 6. The feature directorial debut from award-winning music video director Ryan Kruger and starring newcomer Gary Green, the genre pushing, acid-washed, sci-fi horror has been praised by critics and embraced by fans around the world.

Fried Barry, a Ryan Kruger thing, follows the story of a drug-addled degenerate who, after yet another bender, gets abducted by aliens. Barry takes a backseat as his alien visitor assumes control of his body and takes it for a joyride through Cape Town. What follows is an onslaught of drugs, sex and violence as Barry’s alien tourist enters the weird and wonderful world of humankind. The film is an extension of Kruger’s 2017 short by the same name.

Said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, “Fried Barry is going to blow people’s minds when it hits Shudder. It’s a bold, creative film from the delightfully demented yet visionary mind of Ryan Kruger and unlike anything else you’ll see this year.”

“We had an incredible year on the festival circuit and the fan response has been nothing short of explosive,” said director and writer Ryan Kruger. “Fried Barry has achieved this great cult following, and I couldn’t think of a better home for its hugely anticipated release other than with Shudder.”

Fried Barry world premiered at the 2020 Cinequest Film Festival and went on to screen at celebrated festivals such as the prestigious Sitges International Film Festival, Fantasia International Film Festival, Grimmfest, and Fantaspoa International Fantastic Film Festival, where it was awarded Best Actor.

The film is produced by James C. Williamson and Kruger and executive produced by Nicolai Fuglsig (12 Strong). Williamson shares a story credit with Kruger who serves as both writer and director. The expansive cast is led by Green alongside Bianka Hartenstein, Sean Cameron Michael (Shooter, Blood Drive), Chanelle de Jager (The Widow, Outlander), Joey Cramer (Flight of the Navigator) and Jonathan Pienaar (Blood Diamond, Roots).

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ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit www.shudder.com.

ABOUT ENIGMA ACE FILMS

Enigma Ace Films is a South African and UK based company that produces award winning genre films, music videos, and commercials for the local and international market. Established 14 years ago the company is driven by a highly creative outlook focusing on pushing the envelope when it comes to content and cinematic style. www.ryankruger.tv

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL PROJECTS

The Department of Special Projects is a South African-based production company, helmed by producer James C. Williamson, that produces auteur-driven genre films for the local and international market. www.thedept.tv



SHUDDER TURNS APRIL INTO ‘HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN MONTH’





SHUDDER TURNS APRIL INTO ‘HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN MONTH’ WITH ITS BIGGEST SLATE OF PROGRAMMING EVER
Featuring a New Season of Hit Series Creepshow, the Return of The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs and a New Exclusive Movie Every Week

Film Slate Includes Yeon Sang-ho’s Highly Anticipated Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula and The Power from BAFTA-Nominated Director Corrina Faith

Live ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline’ Will Provide Members With Personalized Horror Movie Recommendations

NEW YORK – March 4, 2021 – April showers bring a packed lineup of new horror films and series to Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, for its annual ‘Halfway to Halloween Month.’ With April marking the halfway point to Halloween, the streamer will celebrate its biggest month of programming yet with a loaded slate of Shudder original films and series, an exclusive documentary, a library of cult classic favorites and the return of ‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline.’

“Some do Christmas in July but at Shudder we celebrate Halloween in April to mark the halfway point to the greatest holiday of the year,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder. “‘Halfway to Halloween Month’ is going to be the biggest month of programming in Shudder history with new movies, series, a killer documentary and more.”

This year’s ‘Halfway to Halloween’ lineup includes two Shudder Original series, five new Shudder Original and Shudder Exclusive premieres, an exclusive documentary, the 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards and more.

Highlights include:

The season premiere of the Shudder Original series Creepshow and the return of the Shudder Original series The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs.
The highly anticipated follow up to Yeon Sang-ho’s Train to Busan and Seoul Station, Peninsula.
The Power starring Rose Williams (Sanditon) and written and directed by BAFTA nominated British filmmaker Corrina Faith, which appeared on 2018’s Brit List of best unproduced scripts.
Christopher Smith’s The Banishing starring Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) and Sean Harris (Mission: Impossible franchise).
Boys from County Hell, which /Film called “legendary in its own right” upon its North American premiere at the 2020 Nightstream virtual film festival.
Making its US premiere after appearing as a 2020 CANNESERIES Horror Short Form contender, Australian anthology series Deadhouse Dark.
An exclusive documentary, In Search of Darkness: Part II, which continues to explore the impact of beloved ‘80s horror films.
The 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian (Ant-Man and the Wasp).
The Val Lewton Collection: seven classic titles from the 1940s, including Cat People, I Walked With A Zombie, The Leopard Man, The Seventh Victim, Curse of the Cat People, The Body Snatcher and Isle of the Dead.
An Alex de la Iglesia double feature: the mid ‘90s cult classics, Day of the Beast and Dance with the Devil.
‘Halfway to Halloween Hotline’ in which Shudder’s director of programming, Samuel Zimmerman, provides callers with real-time movie recommendations.
Series and film details included below.

NEW SHUDDER ORIGINALS & EXCLUSIVES

*Screeners Available Upon Request*

Creepshow, Season 2 – Premieres April 1, New Episodes Every Thursday **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Based on the 1982 horror comedy classic, the anthology Creepshow returns for a second season and is still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! A comic book comes to life in a series of vignettes, exploring terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters, and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page. Executive produced by showrunner Greg Nicotero, Creepshow’s second season will feature guest stars Kevin Dillon, Iman Benson, Josh McDermitt, Keith David, Molly Ringwald, Barbara Crampton, Justin Long, and D’Arcy Carden, among others.

Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula – Premieres April 1 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Four years after South Korea’s total decimation in Train to Busan, the zombie thriller that captivated audiences worldwide, acclaimed director Yeon Sang-ho brings us Peninsula, the next nail-biting chapter in his post-apocalyptic world. Jung-seok, a soldier who previously escaped the diseased wasteland, relives the horror when assigned to a covert operation with two simple objectives: retrieve and survive. When his team unexpectedly stumbles upon survivors, their lives will depend on whether the best—or worst—of human nature prevails in the direst of circumstances. Upon Peninsula’s premiere, Shudder will be the only service in which viewers can watch Yeon Sang-ho’s complete trilogy, including Train to Busan and Seoul Station, on a single platform.

The Power – Premieres April 8 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

London, 1974. As Britain prepares for electrical blackouts to sweep across the country, trainee nurse Val (Rose Williams) arrives for her first day at the crumbling East London Royal Infirmary. With most of the patients and staff evacuated to another hospital, Val is forced to work the night shift, finding herself in a dark, near empty building. Within these walls lies a deadly secret, forcing Val to face both her own traumatic past and deepest fears in order to confront the malevolent force that’s intent on destroying everything around her.

The Banishing – Premieres April 15 **Shudder Original Film

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

From acclaimed director Chris Smith (Creep, Severance, Triangle) comes The Banishing, which tells the true story of the most haunted house in England. A young reverend and his wife and daughter move into a manor with a horrifying secret. When a vengeful spirit haunts the little girl and threatens to tear the family apart, the reverend and his wife are forced to confront their beliefs. They must turn to black magic by seeking the help of a famous Occultist…or risk losing their daughter.

The Last Drive-in with Joe Bob Briggs – Premieres April 16, New Episodes Every Friday **Shudder Original Series

The hit original series returns with Briggs, the world’s foremost drive-in movie critic, presenting eclectic horror movie double features, interrupting the films to expound upon their merits, histories and significance to genre cinema. The show’s hashtag, #TheLastDriveIn, has trended in the top 10 on Twitter in the US during the premiere of every episode and special, often reaching No. 1.

2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards – Premieres April 18 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT **Shudder TV Exclusive Event

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

In April 2021, Shudder partners with FANGORIA to bring the Chainsaw Awards, hosted by actor and writer David Dastmalchian, to fans across the globe. This year’s nominated films include The Invisible Man, Freaky, Relic, Color Out of Space and Possessor as well as actors Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Elisabeth Moss. Since 1992, the Chainsaw Awards have honored top achievements in horror film and television, with past recipients including Jonathan Demme, Sam Raimi, Robert Eggers, Toni Collette and George Romero.

Boys from County Hell – Premieres April 22 **Shudder Exclusive Film

(Also available on Shudder CA)

Welcome to Six Mile Hill, a sleepy Irish backwater whose only claim to fame is the somewhat dubious local legend that Bram Stoker once spent a night in the local pub. It’s home to Eugene Moffat, a young man who fills most of his days drinking pints with his friends and pranking tourists who come to visit the gravesite of Abhartach, a legendary Irish vampire some believe to have inspired ‘Dracula.’ When a personal tragedy forces Eugene to go and work for his gruff, no-nonsense father, he finds himself on the site of a controversial new road development that threatens to destroy the town’s livelihood. But strange events unfold when Eugene and the crew tear down a famous cairn believed to be the final resting place of Abhartach, and they soon come under attack from a sinister force that has infected one of their workmates. As the night closes in, The Boys must fight for survival while discovering the true horror of a myth that hits much closer to home than any of them realize.

In Search of Darkness: Part II – Premieres April 26 **Shudder Exclusive Documentary

Building on the hit 2019 superdoc that Forbes called “a scary good magnum opus,” In Search of Darkness: Part II dives deeper into the fabled practical-effects decade of iconic and eclectic ‘80s horror movies that changed the course of film history. Packed with over four hours of brand-new interviews, including such legendary horror icons as Robert Englund (A Nightmare on Elm Street), Nancy Allen (Dressed to Kill), Linnea Quigley (The Return of the Living Dead), and special-effects wizard Tom Savini (Friday the 13th), Part II features 15 new faces alongside 40-plus returning members of the original In Search of Darkness cast to delve into more fan-favorite titles of ‘80s horror, year-by-year, expanding its scope to cover more international releases and spotlighting horror-career retrospectives.

Deadhouse Dark – Premieres April 29 **Shudder Original Series

(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

An anthology of six interconnected horror short films, Deadhouse Dark is anchored by a woman who receives a ‘mystery box’ from the dark web, each item within it gradually unveiling a dark and troubling truth. A boxful of dark and chilling tales of terror inspired by frighteningly familiar modern trends including dark web mystery boxes, dash cam footage and Insta-fame hungry vloggers. Deadhouse Dark is a giant mystery box of chocolates – while there is something in there to suit a variety of different tastes, in the end chocolate is still chocolate. And who doesn’t love chocolate?

HALFWAY TO HALLOWEEN HOTLINE

Every Friday in April from 3pm-4pm ET, members are invited to call Samuel Zimmerman, Shudder’s director of programming, to discuss all things horror: from their favorite genre films of all time to the most highly anticipated horror releases of the year. From those conversations, Sam will then use his horror expertise to offer customized viewing recommendations from Shudder’s expansive film collection.

A new hotline phone number will be announced each Friday on Shudder’s social media platforms.

**While recommendations are provided for free, please note that normal phone and long-distance charges may apply. Call volume is expected to be high, so please keep trying if a busy signal is received. There are no guarantees that every call will be answered, but Sam will get through as many as he can within the hour.**

NEW ADDITIONS TO SHUDDER’S MOVIE LIBRARY

April 1

Night of the Lepus (1972)
Coming to Shudder just in time for Easter, in this cult classic, an Arizona rancher dealing with massive rabbit overpopulation calls on a local college president, Elgin Clark, to help him. In order to humanely resolve the matter, Elgin brings in researchers who inject the rabbits with chemicals. However, they fail to anticipate the consequences of their actions.

The Haunting of Julia (1977)
After her daughter’s death, wealthy American homemaker Julia Lofting moves to London to restart her life. All seems well until she is haunted by the ghosts of other children while mourning for her own.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Chainsaw-wielding maniac Leatherface is up to his cannibalistic ways once again, along with the rest of his twisted clan. This time, the masked killer has set his sights on a pretty disc jockey, who teams up with a Texas lawman to battle the psychopath and his family deep within their lair, a macabre abandoned amusement park.

April 2

The Val Lewton Collection
Seven classic films from the influential writer and producer behind a series of atmospheric, psychologically rich horror classics: Cat People (1942), I Walked With A Zombie (1943), The Leopard Man (1943), The Seventh Victim (1943), Curse of the Cat People (1944), The Body Snatcher (1945) and Isle of the Dead (1945)

April 5

Don’t Panic (1988)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Best known as Mexico’s homage to A Nightmare on Elm Street, in this film, Michael is gifted a Ouija board from his best friend, Tony, on his seventeenth birthday. Tony unwittingly unlocks the evil forces of the board, unleashing a wave of violent killings, and the chief suspect appears to be Michael.

Zombie for Sale (2019)
(Also available on Shudder CA and Shudder UKI)

When the illegal human experiments of a Korean pharmaceutical company go wrong, one of its undead test subjects escapes and ends up in a gas station owned by the Park family. When the Park family uncovers the undead visitor, they hatch a plan to exploit this unexpected fountain of youth.

April 12

The McPherson Tape (1989)
(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

Known for being a pioneer in the found footage genre, this film centers on a typical fall evening in 1983 when a young man videotapes his niece’s 5th birthday party. As the night’s strange occurrences take place, he keeps his video camera running, recording the entire event.

Alex de la Iglesia Double Feature
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Two cult favorites from the acclaimed Spanish master of horror who most recently directed and co-wrote HBO Max’s 30 Coins: The Day of the Beast (1995), in which a priest, TV psychic and Death Metal record store clerk team up to beat Satan and prevent the Apocalypse, and Dance with the Devil (a.k.a. Perdita Durango, 1997) starring Rosie Perez and Javier Bardem as a sadistic couple involved with human sacrifices, kidnapping, murder and fetus trafficking.

April 19

The Stepfather (1987)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Jerry Blake is a family man, but he happens to have a series of families, with each one on the receiving end of his murderous ways. When Jerry sets his sights on a lovely widow named Susan and her headstrong daughter, Stephanie, it appears that his brutal pattern of killings will continue. However, Stephanie begins to suspect that there’s something wrong with the seemingly well-adjusted Jerry, and a violent confrontation is inevitable.

Thale (2012)
Leo and Elvis are cleaning up a particularly messy crime scene when Elvis accidentally finds a secret passage that leads to a subterranean living space. He encounters Thale, a beautiful young woman who sings but does not speak. The two are ill-prepared when others tracking Thale finally catch up to her.

The Conspiracy (2012)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

A documentary about conspiracy theories takes a horrific turn after the filmmakers uncover an ancient and dangerous secret society.

Housebound (2014)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

A young woman is forced to return to her childhood home after being placed under house arrest, where she suspects that something evil may be lurking.

April 26

The Similiars (2015)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

Eight people experience a strange phenomenon while waiting for a bus at a remote station on a rainy October night.

The Diabolical (2015)
A single mother and her children are awoken nightly by an intense presence. She asks her scientist boyfriend to destroy the violent spirit that paranormal experts are too frightened to take on.

Attack of the Demons (2019)
(Also available on Shudder CA)

For centuries, a demonic cult has been plotting the destruction of mankind. When a small Colorado town is overrun by a legion of mutating demons, three non-demon hunter friends must use every skill their minds can fathom to stave off the demon apocalypse.

April 29

Horror Express (1972)
(Also available on Shudder CA, Shudder UKI and Shudder ANZ)

While travelling on the Trans-Siberian Express, an anthropologist and his rival must contain the threat posed by the former’s cargo: a prehistoric ape which is the host for a lifeform that is absorbing the minds of the passengers and crew.

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ABOUT SHUDDER

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SHUDDER ACQUIRES GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LEGENDARY “LOST” FILM THE AMUSEMENT PARK





SHUDDER ACQUIRES GEORGE A. ROMERO’S LEGENDARY “LOST” FILM THE AMUSEMENT PARK
PREVIOUSLY UNAVAILBLE WORK FROM FILMMAKING ICON TO GET FIRST RELEASE THIS SUMMER

New York — February 25, 2021 – Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced the acquisition of The Amusement Park for North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The Amusement Park, the formerly lost film from trailblazing independent filmmaker and genre cinema icon George A. Romero, will stream for the first time in history this summer. In addition, Shudder released the film’s poster, created by Polish artist Aleksander Wasilewski.

Recently discovered and restored 46 years after its completion by the George A. Romero Foundation and produced by Suzanne Desrocher-Romero, The Amusement Park was restored in 4k by IndieCollect in New York City. The film stars Martin’s Lincoln Maazel as an elderly man who finds himself disoriented and increasingly isolated as the pains, tragedies and humiliations of aging in America are manifested through roller coasters and chaotic crowds. Commissioned by the Lutheran Society, the film is perhaps Romero’s wildest and most imaginative movie, an allegory about the nightmarish realities of growing older, and is an alluring snapshot of the filmmaker’s early artistic capacity and style and would go on to inform his ensuing filmography.

“The moment we heard The Amusement Park had been rediscovered and was being restored, we knew we had to bring this unseen George A. Romero masterpiece to Shudder members,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager. “We’re beyond thrilled to work with Yellow Veil Pictures, Suzanne, and the George A. Romero Foundation to give this important film the wide release it deserves.”

“We at the G.A.R.F are thrilled that after this long journey, this Lutheran’s society’s industrial with its poignant message will finally get its light! The first and only work-for-hire in Romero’s career sheds a new perspective on an ongoing issue of ageism and Romero’s uncanny sense of reflection on society, and the Romero ‘footprint’ is ever present and bodes well for the future of his impact on American cinema. We are thankful to Yellow Veil Pictures who helped forge a path for us to find the most perfect custodian for this piece. Shudder understands that this film adds an important element to the Romero oeuvre. We are grateful,” said Desrocher-Romero, founder and president of the George A. Romero Foundation.

The deal was negotiated ahead of this year’s virtual EFM by Emily Gotto and Samuel Zimmerman on behalf of Shudder and Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms and Joe Yanick of Yellow Veil Pictures on behalf of the filmmakers.

ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. For a 7-day, risk-free trial, visit ​www.shudder.com​.

ABOUT YELLOW VEIL PICTURES

Formed in 2018 by Hugues Barbier, Justin Timms, and Joe Yanick, Yellow Veil Pictures is a New York City and Los Angeles-based worldwide film sales company. Focusing exclusively on boundary pushing genre cinema, Yellow Veil seeks to highlight emerging filmmakers who exist on the cusp of commercial, arthouse cinema, while maintaining a unique focus on festival strategy and production and packaging.

Launching out the 2018 Frontières market at the Fantasia International Film Festival, with Tilman Singer’s debut LUZ. Yellow Veil have since worked on debuts from Josh Lobo (I TRAPPED THE DEVIL), A.T. White (STARFISH), Matthew Pope (BLOOD ON HER NAME), Jack Henry Robbins (VHYES), Devereux Milburn (HONEYDEW) as well as boarding films by Larry Fessenden (DEPRAVED), Rob Grant (HARPOON),Joel Potrykus (RELAXER) and Philip Gelatt and Morgan Galen King (The Spine of Night) . In addition, Yellow Veil act as the festival agent for Shudder’s LA LLORONA, BLOOD QUANTUM, HORROR NOIRE, HOST, and THE RANGER.



Video: AMC Networks Release New Series Trailers and Images from TCA





Video: AMC Networks Release New Series Trailers and Images from TCA
Get your first look at “Bloodlands,” “Creepshow,” “Millennials” and “Kevin Can F**k Himself.”
[via press release from AMC Networks]
AMC Networks released new series trailers and images following its session at the Television Critics’ Association Press Tour earlier today:
Acorn TV’s Bloodlands trailer:

Shudder/AMC+’s Creepshow Season 2 trailer:

ALLBLK’s Millennials trailer:

AMC/AMC+’s Kevin Can F**k Himself trailer:




RLJE FILMS & SHUDDER ACQUIRE NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO “JAKOB’S WIFE”





RLJE FILMS & SHUDDER ACQUIRE NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO “JAKOB’S WIFE” AHEAD OF ITS WORLD PREMIERE AT SXSW FILM FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES (February 18, 2021) – RLJE Films, a business unit of AMC Networks, and Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, have acquired the North American rights to the horror film, JAKOB’S WIFE, ahead of its world premiere at this year’s SXSW Film Festival. RLJE Films plans to release the film in theaters and on Demand on April 16, 2021 and Shudder will premiere the film on its platform in later in the year. Shudder has also acquired UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand rights.

Directed by Travis Stevens (Girl on the Third Floor), he co-wrote the film with Mark Steensland (The Special) and Kathy Charles (Castle Freak). JAKOB’S WIFE stars Barbara Crampton (Re-Animator, You’re Next), Larry Fessenden (Habit, Stake Land), Nyisha Bell (Coming 2 America), Mark Kelly (The Hot Zone), Sarah Lind (Wolfcop), Robert Rusler (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, Vamp), Bonnie Aarons (The Nun, The Conjuring 2), and Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk, Girl on the Third Floor).

“We’re thrilled to acquire JAKOB’S WIFE ahead of its world premiere at SXSW,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “This film has already garnered tremendous following during production, and we’re confident JAKOB’S WIFE will be well received at the festival.”

In JAKOB’S WIFE, Anne is married to a small-town minister and feels like her life and marriage have been shrinking over the past 30 years. After a chance encounter with “The Master,” she discovers a new sense of power and an appetite to live bigger and bolder than before. As Anne is increasingly torn between her enticing new existence and her life before, the body count grows and Jakob realizes he will have to fight for the wife he took for granted.

JAKOB’S WIFE is an AMP production, produced by Bob Portal (It Came From The Desert), Inderpal Singh (The Hoarder), Barbara Crampton (Beyond The Gates) and Stevens. Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE Films and Emily Gotto from Shudder negotiated the deal with James Norrie and Nina Kolokouri of AMP International on behalf of the filmmakers.

ABOUT RLJE FILMS

RLJE Films’ recent features include Color Out of Space starring Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson and written and directed by Richard Stanley; the critically acclaimed horror film The Dark And The Wicked from director Bryan Bertino; Steve Byrne’s The Opening Act from producers Vince Vaughn and Peter Billingsley; David Ayer’s The Tax Collector and Adam Egypt Mortimer’s Archenemy. Upcoming films include Sion Sono’s 2021 Sundance Film Festival premiere Prisoners of the Ghostland starring Nicolas Cage and Sofia Boutella; and David Oyelowo’s directorial debut The Water Man starring Oyelowo, Rosario Dawson and Lonnie Chavis. us.rljentertainment.com.

ABOUT SHUDDER

AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand. To experience Shudder commitment-free for 7 days, visit www.shudder.com.

ABOUT AMC NETWORKS

AMC Networks is a global entertainment company known for its popular and critically-acclaimed content. Its portfolio of brands includes AMC, BBC AMERICA (operated through a joint venture with BBC Studios), IFC, SundanceTV, WE tv, IFC Films, and a number of fast-growing streaming services, including the AMC+ premium streaming bundle, Acorn TV, Shudder, Sundance Now and ALLBLK (formerly branded “UMC”). AMC Studios, the Company’s in-house studio, production and distribution operation, is behind award-winning owned series and franchises, including The Walking Dead, the highest-rated series in cable history. The Company also operates AMC Networks International, its international programming business, and Levity Entertainment Group, its production services and comedy venues business.

ABOUT AMP INTERNATIONAL

AMP International is an international sales, financing and production company set up by James Norrie and Nina Kolokouri with Alliance Media Partners’ Bob Portal and Inderpal Singh. AMP International sells, finances, markets, packages and produces films by new and established filmmakers. With over 20 years of sales, marketing and production experience, and the resources to fully or part finance projects from its own equity and gap funds, the AMP group is a one-stop shop for filmmakers.

Recent credits include Anna And The Apocalypse (Orion US/Vertigo UK), critical and fan favourite The Endless, Blue Iguana starring Sam Rockwell, Ana starring Andy Garcia and Dafne Keen, SXSW Audience Award winner 68 Kill, Tribeca award-winner The Gasoline Thieves, and Sundance Midnight movie Amulet, written and directed by Romola Garai.

ABOUT BARBARA CRAMPTON

Barbara Crampton has been an iconic figure in horror for 35 years. With memorable roles in Re-Animator, You’re Next and We Are Still Here and numerous other films, her influence as an actress reflects a deep and long relationship with the genre. Crampton’s recent move into producing with Beyond the Gates, Castle Freak 2020 and now JAKOB’S WIFE confirms her presence as one of the leading female voices in independent horror today.

ABOUT TRAVIS STEVENS

Travis Stevens’ writing and directorial debut was Girl on the Third Floor, premiered at SXSW, which was the 2019 Fangoria Chainsaw Award winner for Best First Feature. Travis is the award-winning producer behind Snowfort Pictures (Cheap Thrills, Jodorowsky’s Dune).