The Hollywood Reporter
Another horror flick has found a home at Cannes as THR reports that Arclight Films has struck a multi-territory deal with Anchor Bay Entertainment for Matthew Arnold’s directorial debut Shadow People! Read on for the latest!
The film, inspired by true events, concerns a radio talk show host (Dallas Roberts) who’s drawn to exploring paranormal activity by a caller and an unexplained death. Alison Eastwood plays a CDC investigator. Mariah Bonner, Bryan Massey and Tony Schiena also star. Matthew Arnold helms from his own script.
SHADOW PEOPLE is a psychological thriller that explores the rare medical phenomenon known as SUNDS (Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome). Millions of people across the globe have had encounters with what they describe as dark, shadowy creatures that visit them at night. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes deadly, these nocturnal intruders have been described as early as man’s first recorded writings. But what are they? And what do they want?
Small town radio personality CHARLIE CROWE (Dallas Roberts) is thrust into the mystery when a strange caller relates a terrifying experience during Crowe’s late night call-in show. At the same time CDC Public Health Agent SOPHIE LANCOMBE (Alison Eastwood) is hot on the trail of the cause of the rare medical condition known as SUNDS. Her investigations entwine her with Charlie’s own discoveries and take them both into a dark world and a decades old cover-up about the phenomenon we now call The Shadow People. Once you open the door to the mystery…you’ll never sleep soundly again.