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Shudder Announces SXSW World Premiere of Supernatural Spectacle, ODDITY

A woman opens the mouth of a wooden mannequin
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Shudder, AMC Networks' premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural announced that the supernatural spectacle ODDITY, the second feature from writer-director Damian McCarthy (Caveat), will world premiere at SXSW in the Midnighter Section. The Shudder Original, produced by Shudder, Keeper Pictures and Nowhere, is set for a streaming release this Summer 2024.

ODDITY follows a blind medium who uncovers the truth behind her sister's death with the help of a frightening wooden mannequin. The film is written and directed by McCarthy and stars Gwilym Lee (Bohemian Rhapsody), Carolyn Bracken (You Are Not My Mother), Caroline Menton, Tadhg Murphy, Steve Wall, Jonathan French, and Joe Rooney.

Director Damian McCarthy commented, "Shudder gave me an opportunity to build on what I learned from my first horror film Caveat. I couldn't have asked for better collaborators in making something as creepy and strange as ODDITY. I've been a fan of SXSW for years, watching interviews with filmmakers and taking note of the films that have launched there, so having this premiere there is a huge achievement that I'm very proud of."

"Damian McCarthy made his feature film debut on Shudder with the highly original and unsettling Caveat, and we're thrilled to team up with him again to bring his new eerie vision to life," said Emily Gotto, Shudder's VP of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions. "We expect ODDITY to crawl under everyone's skin, and a couple of nightmares to get a visit from the film's wooden mannequin."

ABOUT SHUDDER AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and Original Content is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Over the last few years, Shudder has introduced audiences to groundbreaking and critically acclaimed films including Rob Savage’s Host, Jayro Bustamante’s La Llorona, Phil Tippett’s Mad God, Coralie Fargeat’s Revenge, Joko Anwar’s Satan's Slaves, Josh Ruben’s Scare Me, Kyle Edward Ball’s Skinamarink, Christian Tafdrup’s Speak No Evil, Chloe Okuno’s Watcher, Demián Rugna‘s When Evil Lurks, and the latest in the V/H/S film anthology franchise, as well as the fan favorite TV series "The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula," Greg Nicotero’s "Creepshow", and "The Last Drive-In with Joe Bob Briggs."


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