‘Attachment’: Shudder Acquires New Horror Romance Based On Jewish Folklore


Shudder announced that they acquired the horror romance film Attachment, directed by Gabriel Bier Gislason. The film is set to follow a Danish woman who falls in love with a Jewish academic with a strange secret.

Read the full synopsis for Attachment below:

Maja, a Danish has-been actress falls in love with Leah, a young, Jewish academic from London. But when Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, leading to a debilitating injury, Maja fears their whirlwind romance might be cut short. She decides to follow Leah back to her home in the Hasidic area of Stamford Hill, London. There, she meets her new downstairs neighbor: Leah’s mother, Chana. An overbearing and secretive woman, Chana seems resistant to all of Maja’s attempts to win her over. As Maja begins to notice strange occurrences in the building, she begins to suspect that Chana’s secrets could be much darker than anticipated; and that the woman she loves might be carrying the biggest secret of all.

The deal was negotiated by Susan Wendt, Managing Director of TrustNordisk on behalf of the filmmakers, and Emily Gotto, VP, Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions on behalf of Shudder.

Wendt commented:

“Gabriel Bier Gislason is a really talented debut director which clearly shows in his thrilling new feature Attachment, and we are excited to see that the Shudder team feels exactly the same.”

“We’re delighted that Shudder will be home to Gabriel’s feature debut,” said Gotto. “We were immediately drawn to this brilliantly crafted story of love, family and tradition told through the lens of horror and brought to life through powerful performances from this film’s stellar cast.”  

Josephine Park, Ellie Kendrick, Sofie Gråbøl, and award-winning actor David Dencik star in Attachment.

Gislason wrote and directed the film. Thomas Heinesen produced Attachment for Nordisk Film Production A/S. The film is supported by New Danish Screen / Mette Damgaard in collaboration with Yousee and DR.

Keep an eye on Dread Central for more news about Attachment’s release date!



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