Ahead of its world debut at the South by Southwest Film Festival in March, The Cellar has been acquired by Shudder, the subscription video on demand service that specializes in horror, thriller, and supernatural films.
Written and directed by Irishman Brendan Muldowney, The Cellar follows Keira Woods (Elisha Cuthbert) after her daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the Irish countryside. Keira soon discovers there’s an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.
“Ever since we made the short film The Ten Steps, which The Cellar is based on, I have seen the profound effect and power it has had on audiences,” said Muldowney. “I am really excited to be working with Shudder and RLJE Films in bringing this feature-length version of the nightmare to a wider audience.”
The Cellar will arrive on AMC Network’s Shudder in April after its worldwide premiere at SXSW.