We’ve been talking about the UK cannibal horror film K-Shop for a few years now, and finally those of us here in North America will be able to check it out in December thanks to Breaking Glass Pictures. We have the film’s new red band trailer, artwork, some stills, and more info to share exclusively with you today so eat up!
From the Press Release:
Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to writer/director Dan Pringle’s cult horror thriller K-SHOP (review). Breaking Glass acquired rights to the film in August in a deal negotiated among Breaking Glass CEO Rich Wolff, High Octane Pictures CEO Galen Christy, and Devilworks CEO Matteo Rolleri.
The film will have a DVD and digital release through iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, PlayStation, Xbox, and Vudu, as well as through local cable and satellite providers on December 12, 2017.
K-SHOP held its world premiere at the Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival and its US premiere at the NYC Horror Film Fest, where it won Best Special Effects. The film went on to win numerous awards, including the Festival Prize at the London Independent Film Festival and the Méliès d’argent Award at the Lund Fantastisk Film Festival. K-SHOP also played multiple festivals including MOTELX – Lisbon International Horror Festival, Razor Reel Flanders Film Festival, and the Southside Film Festival.
Described as a “cult classic” and a “twisted tale” (HeyUGuys) where “a little shop of horrors emerges in a kebab takeaway” (Times UK) and “writer/director Dan Pringle has a gift for the gruesome” (Total Film), K-SHOP stars Ziad Abaza (“Tyrant,” Sand Castle), Reece Noi (“Game of Thrones”), Darren Morfitt (Dog Soldiers), and Ewen MacIntosh (The Lobster).
K-SHOP is the debut feature from British born writer/director Dan Pringle. In 2009 Dan relocated to Bournemouth on the South Coast of the UK to develop White Lantern Film with producer Adam Merrifield as a vehicle for producing thematically engaging independent feature films. In August 2016 White Lantern announced the development of Pringle’s next feature, Britannica, a futuristic thriller exploring themes of immigration and national identity.
After his father is killed in an altercation with drunken thugs, Salah’s (Abaza) world is plunged into darkness. Forced into running the family kebab shop alone, Salah struggles to manage the increasingly rowdy nightlife. When a fight with an angry customer goes fatally wrong, he finds himself with a dead body on his hands. Having no faith in the authorities, Salah disposes of the body in the one place he knows best: the kebabs. As the shop’s gullible customers devour the new recipe, Salah develops a taste for the kill and seizes the opportunity to turn vigilante, seeking vengeance for the abusive drunkards plaguing the streets.