A trio of horror from The Horror Collective is coming to Shudder this July. The uncensored director’s cut of Andrew Merrill’s ROT (July 20), which was not publicly available outside of the festival circuit. Jeff Ryan and Arielle Cimino’s Halloween-themed horror-comedy MASS HYSTERIA (July 20), and the anthology series of stand-alone horror episodes directed by women, ETHERIA (July 26), inspired by the Etheria Film Festival’s innovative programming.
Written and directed by Andrew Merrill (Warm Insides)
Produced by Beth Crudele (Side Hustle, The Gift, Fuller House).
Starring Kris Alexandrea (Gothic Springs), Johnny Kostrey (Kidding, Aquarius, The Good Place), McKale Jude Bingham (Betrayed), Adam Burch (Nazis at the Center of the Earth), and Eileen Dietz (The Exorcist, 100 Acres of Hell, Halloween 2).
When Madison’s ex goes missing, his friends expect her to lead the search to find him. But something vile has taken over his body, and what they find is worse than any of them could have imagined.
MASS HYSTERIA (2020)
Directed by Arielle Cimino and Jeff Ryan
Starring Jeff Ryan (Orange Is the New Black), Charlie Pollock (The Good Wife), Michelle Veintimilla (Gotham), Louis Cancelmi (Billions) Destry Allyn (I Know This Much Is True), Scott Swayze (Brooklyn Moving Company), and Geena Santiago (YouthMin).
When a tourist dies on Halloween night in Salem, the crowd seeks justice by mounting a modern day witch hunt. With the low-key charm of SHAUN OF THE DEAD and the sophisticated sarcasm of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, MASS HYSTERIA is a dark comedy that conquers the horror of the Salem Witch Trials by juxtaposing it with the 2020 Covid pandemic and a funny, satirical story.
ETHERIA (2014 – )
Etheria Seasons 1 through 6 present episodes from award-winning women genre directors such as Bola Ogun (Queen Sugar) Christine Boylan (The Punisher TV series), Arantxa Echevarría(Carmen y Lola) Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Jill Gevargizian (The Stylist), Gigi Saul Guerrero (Into the Dark: Culture Shock), Bridget Savage Cole (Blow the Man Down), Mindy Bledsoe (The In-Between). Roseanne Liang (Shadow in the Cloud), Kayoko Asakura(Love and Murder of Sheep and Wolf), Chloe Okuno (V/H/S 1994), and Mae Catt (50 States of Fright) featuring talent such as Shannon Woodward (Westworld), Grace Huang (The Man with the Iron Fists), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle & Flow), Tina Majorino (Napoleon Dynamite), Elizabeth Debicki (The Great Gatsby), Javier Godino (Deception), Emme Rylan (Guiding Light), James Hong (Big Trouble in Little China), Lyndsy Fonseca (Agent Carter), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (The Man in the High Castle), Marta Larralde (Gran Hotel), Gregory Marcel(General Hospital), Najarra Townsend (Contracted), Ernest Thomas (What’s Happening!!), Britt Lower (Future Man), Tiffany Hines (Bones), Tamlyn Tomita (Star Trek: Picard), Samantha Bond (Downton Abbey), Christine Kellogg-Darrin (Days of Our Lives), Mouna Traoré (Murdoch Mysteries), and Anne Ramsay (Bombshell).
The series is produced by Heidi Honeycutt and Stacy Hammon, and from executive producer Shaked Berenson.