Shudder has introduced the acquisition of The Cellar, from critically-acclaimed Irish writer-director Brendan Muldowney and starring Elisha Cuthbert and Eoin Macken, forward of the movie’s world premiere at SXSW. The movie can also be the closing movie of FrightFest Glasgow. The Cellar may have a day-and-date premiere on April 15th 2022, streaming solely on Shudder in North America, the UK, Eire, Australia and New Zealand with a U.S. theatrical launch by way of RLJE Movies, a enterprise unit of AMC Networks.
Filmed on location in Roscommon, Eire, The Cellar tells the story of Keira Woods (Cuthbert), whose daughter mysteriously vanishes within the cellar of their new home within the nation. Keira quickly discovers there’s an historic and highly effective entity controlling their residence that she must face or threat dropping her household’s souls ceaselessly.
“The Cellar is a riveting story that we expect will enchantment to each horror lovers and broader audiences alike, and we’re delighted to work with RLJE Movies to carry it to the widest potential viewers,” stated Craig Engler, GM of Shudder, “Brendan and this gifted workforce have crafted a darkish and haunting story that we’re excited to share with audiences this April.”
“Ever since we made the quick movie The Ten Steps, which The Cellar is predicated on, I’ve seen the profound impact and energy it has had on audiences,” stated Muldowney. “I’m actually excited to be working with Shudder and RLJE Movies in bringing this feature-length model of the nightmare to a wider viewers.”
The Cellar is an Irish/Belgian co-production with Conor Barry of Savage Productions and Richard Bolger of Hail Mary Footage serving as producers. It’s co-produced with Benoit Roland from Improper Males Movies in Belgium. Patrick Ewald of Epic Footage Group, Lesley McKimm of Display screen Eire, John Gleeson and Oisín O’Neill for BCP Asset Administration Sarah Dillon of the WRAP Fund and Patrick O’Neill of Wildcard Distribution are govt producers. Manufacturing funding was supplied by Display screen Eire, Epic Footage Group/Display screen Time Enterprises, BCP Asset Administration, The Western Area Audiovisual Producers Fund / WRAP Fund and Wallimage, BNP Paribas Fortis Movie Finance, VOO & BETV.