Shudder, AMC Networks’ SVoDservice for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has acquired the horror films Slapface and The Advent Calendar ahead of their FrightFest premieres in London later this month.
Shudder will release the films exclusively in the UK, North America, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The Advent Calendar from writer/director Patrick Ridremont will debut on the service in December 2021 followed by Slapface from writer/director Jeremiah Kipp in 2022.
Both films will join recently announced Shudder acquisitions Offseason from writer/director Mickey Keating and The Last Thing Mary Saw from writer/director Edoardo Vitaletti at FrightFest, the UK fantasy and horror film festival taking place from August 26th to 30th. Those films will debut exclusively on Shudder in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand in 2022. Shudder will have exclusive streaming rights in North America for the two titles next year.
Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, commented: “Shudder members will have exclusive access to some of the most exciting and compelling festival films in the months ahead. We are excited to debut Patrick Ridremont’s chilling French horror fantasy The Advent Calendar just in time for the holidays and Jeremiah Kipp’s mysterious and eerie Slapface next year. They will join American gothic horror Offseason and unique period feature The Last Thing Mary Saw along with many other exclusive series and films to haunt and delight our members.”