Impetigore: Shudder snaps up Sundance horror hit
Staff Reporter | On 11, May 2020
Shudder has snapped up the rights to Impetigore, Joko Anwar’s Sundance horror hit.
The follow-up to Satan’s Slaves premiered at the Utah festival earlier this year, after a successful run in Anwar’s home country of Indonesia, where it was the fifth highest-grossing release of 2019.
Satan’s Slaves was released as Shudder original film in 2018. Now, AMC’s subscription service dedicated to horror, thrillers and the supernatural, has bagged the exclusive rights to Impetigore too, with a release set for this summer.
Impetigore follows a family whose secret history takes its toll. It stars Tara Basro (Satan’s Slaves), Marissa Anita, (HBO Asia’s “Folklore: A Mother’s Love) Asmara Abigail (Satan’s Slaves), Ario Bayu (Dead Time), and Christine Hakim (Eat, Pray, Love), and is written and directed by Anwar.
“Impetigore is my love letter to horror movies I grew up with, slashers, ghost stories, wrapped in a tragic family drama not unlike my family,” he commented. “I’m excited to be working again with Shudder to bring Impetigore to their members around the world.”
The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder and Pip Ngo of XYZ and Ben Weiss of Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers.
“Joko Anwar is a master of modern horror, and Satan’s Slaves is one of the most loved – and scariest – movies on Shudder. We couldn’t wait to work with him again and are thrilled to share his scary, visceral and darkly sinister Impetigore with Shudder members,” added Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager.
Impetigore will premiere on Shudder in the US, Canada and the UK on 23rd July. Here’s the trailer: