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Indonesian Horror Film Picked up by Shudder – Variety

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, has acquired all rights within the U.S., Canada, and the U.Ok. to “Impetigore,” the hit horror film by Indonesian genre-meister Joko Anwar. After putting within the field workplace high 5 at dwelling in 2019, the movie had its worldwide debut in Sundance this yr.

The movie is a horror-thriller a few girl who discovers that her neighbors suppose she is cursed and need to kill her. Author-director, Anwar referred to as the movie “my love letter to horror motion pictures I grew up with, slashers, ghost tales, wrapped in a tragic household drama not not like my household.”

The movie, which additionally carried the native title “Perempuan Tanah Jahanam,” stars Tara Basro (“Devil’s Slaves”), Marissa Anita, (HBO Asia’s “Folklore: A Mom’s Love”), Ario Bayu (“Useless Time”), veteran Christine Hakim (“Eat, Pray, Love”), and Asmara Abigail. She beforehand starred in Anwar’s “Devil’s Slaves” and was final yr named by Variety and the Worldwide Film Competition & Awards Macao as an Asian Star to Watch.

The acquisition represents a reteaming of Anwar and Shudder after the director’s 2018 supernatural effort “Devil’s Slaves,” was labelled as a Shudder Authentic, and have become one of many community’s largest hits.

“Joko Anwar is a grasp of contemporary horror, and Devil’s Slaves is likely one of the most cherished — and scariest motion pictures on Shudder. We couldn’t wait to work with him once more,” mentioned Craig Engler, Shudder GM. He described “Impetigore” as “scary, visceral and darkly sinister.” The movie will play out from July 23.

“Impetigore” has a stellar pedigree. It was produced by Shanty Harmayn’s Base Leisure, prolific Indonesian producer Rapi Movies, the Indonesian department of “Parasite” producer CJ Leisure and SK World, which loved international success with “Loopy Wealthy Asians,” and is beefing up its presence in Southeast Asia.

The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder, and Pip Ngo of XYZ and Ben Weiss of Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers. Anwar is represented by CAA, Good Worry and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.

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