Trailer: RLJE Films & Shudder Aquire Gothic/Folk Horror GWEN
Fans of period pieces and Gothic folk horror take note: RLJE Films and AMC’s Shudder have acquired the distribution rights for Gwen, a melancholy and arresting piece of cinema. The trailer, embedded at the top of the article, is certain to send shivers up your spine! Give it a spin.
In the film, Gwen is a young girl whose life seems to be collapsing around her. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a group of angry villagers threatening to take her farm, Gwen must find the strength to guide her family through the darkness. But as a malevolent presence begins to take grip of her home, it becomes apparent there is a greater evil that may be too strong to overcome.
“Gwen has been shocking audiences from TIFF to Overlook,” said Mark Ward, Chief Acquisitions Officer at RLJE Films. “We are excited to go on this joint venture with Shudder, bringing more elevated, thought-provoking content to our genre audiences.”
“Gwen is a haunting, beautiful debut by McGregor, elegant and searing in its dramatic horror and frightening coming-of-age,” said Emily Gotto, Global Acquisitions at Shudder. “We are excited to bring Gwen to the North American audience while also continuing to grow our partnership with RLJE.”
Written and directed by William McGregor (Misfits), who is making his feature film debut, the film stars Eleanor Worthington-Cox (Maleficent) and Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything).
Look for Gwen in select theaters, On Demand, and on Digital HD beginning August 16th, 2019.
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