Shudder Acquires Hotly Anticipated Thriller INFESTED Ahead of Its World Premiere at Venice Film Festival

The French-Language Feature Film stars

Théo Christine (Gran Turismo), Finnegan Oldfield (Reinventing Marvin),

Jérôme Niel (Les Tutos), Sofia Lesaffre (Les Misérables) and Lisa Nyarko

INFESTED Set to Release in 2024

Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers and the supernatural, announced today it has acquired North American, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand rights to Charades and WTF Films thriller INFESTED, previously titled VERMIN, ahead of its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival. From multi-international-awards shorts director/writer Sébastien Vanicek, INFESTED is his first feature film, which he co-wrote with Florent Bernard. The film will make its North American premiere in competition at Fantastic Fest, Austin. The film is scheduled for release by Shudder in 2024.

“INFESTED terrifies, on a multitude of levels. The film is full of horror, suspense and some serious bite,” said VP of Global Acquisitions and Co-Productions Emily Gotto. “Sébastien is an incredibly talented director, and we are thrilled to bring his feature film debut to the Shudder audience.”

“The idea was always to make a movie that’s worth your ticket, a spectacle worth showing up for. To make a film to blow your mind, your ears, and to hit you in the gut,” said INFESTED director Sébastien Vanicek. “It’s also a very personal film which depicts French suburbs I know, far from the eeriness of the auteur films or the caricature of the comedies. It’s a genre film that shakes you to your core, moves you, makes you shiver, because it seems to me that through emotions you end up concerned and involved.”

Théo Christine (Gran Turismo), Finnegan Oldfield (Reinventing Marvin), Jérôme Niel (Les Tutos), Sofia Lesaffre (Les Misérables) and Lisa Nyarko star in the film, which was shot in France, and was produced by Harry Tordjman (Last Dance) for My Box Films.

In INFESTED, Kaleb is about to turn 30 and has never been lonelier. He’s fighting with his sister over a matter of inheritance and has cut ties with his best friend. Fascinated by exotic animals, he finds a venomous spider in a bazaar and brings it back to his flat. It only takes a moment for it to escape and reproduce, turning the whole place into a dreadful web trap. At the same time, the police lock down the building where the residents are ambushed. Only option for Kaleb and his mates – find the way out to survive.

The deal was negotiated by Charades and WTFilms on behalf of the filmmakers and Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder.

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