SXSW 2022 is in the books, and it was a good one for horror fans. Among the horror-related news coming out of this year’s show: Shudder has acquired the rights to the horror comedy DEADSTREAM.
Read on for the details!
From The Shudder DEADSTREAM Press Release
Shudder has acquired rights to the SXSW Midnighter DEADSTREAM ahead of its anticipated world premiere at the Festival. The premium streamer for horror, thriller, and the supernatural will be the exclusive streaming home to the directorial debut from husband and wife team Vanessa and Joseph Winter in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.
DEADSTREAM follows a disgraced and demonetized internet personality (Joseph Winter) who tries to win back his fans by live-streaming himself spending one night alone in an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her own powerful following.
The film is produced by the Winters, Jared Cook, and Melanie Stone, who also stars in the film. The deal was negotiated by Mike Chapman of Blue Finch on behalf of the filmmakers and Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder.
Sounds like fun! We’ll get you the premiere date, trailer, and poster as soon as it’s available.
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