JOE LYNCH¹S MAYHEM BECOMES SHUDDER¹S MOST WATCHED PREMIERE IN HISTORY;
STEPHEN KING LAUDS IT ON TWITTER – ³AS WITTY AS IT IS VICIOUS²
The Walking Dead¹s Steven Yeun and The Babysitter¹s Samara Weaving star in critically acclaimed horror-comedy streaming exclusively on Shudder
Joe Lynch¹s stylish, violent, office satire/action spectacle/horror comedy Mayhem became Shudder¹s most-watched premiere in history following its debut on February 1st. Horror legend Stephen King tweeted his praise for the Shudder Exclusive film shortly after it premiered on the service, calling it ³As witty as it is vicious.²
Mayhem was the No. 1 premiere on both Shudder U.S. and Shudder Canada and also received the most member reviews in Shudder history during its opening weekend. Shudder viewers rated the film a perfect 5 out of 5 skulls (skulls are the Shudder equivalent of stars), and it has an 83% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
While SVOD services typically don¹t release viewer numbers, Shudder GM Craig Engler noted, ³Mayhem was the most watched show in Shudder history by a wide margin and also the best reviewed. It¹s exactly the kind of exclusive we want to do more of: sharp, witty, bloody and the type of movie you won¹t find anywhere else. We¹re delighted to bring it to our members and gratified at their response.²
The film stars The Walking Dead¹s Steven Yeun and The Babysitter¹s Samara Weaving as a law firm¹s ex-employee and client fighting their way to the executives¹ floor of a building under quarantine while a mysterious disease makes those it infects act out their wildest impulses.
Mayhem was acquired by Shudder and RLJ Entertainment at the Cannes Film Festival in 2017, with RLJE releasing the film theatrically and home video and Shudder taking streaming rights.
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