'Glorious' A New Horror Starring 'True Blood' Star Ryan Kwanten Is Coming To Shudder

June 13, 2022 1:00 AM
Ryan Kwanten In 'Glorious'
'Glorious', a new horror starring 'True Blood' star Ryan Kwanten is heading exclusively to Shudder in August. Directed by Rebekah McKendry, the film is an official selection of the Fantasia International Film Festival.

Kwanten, who stars alongside Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons ('Whiplash' and 'Being The Ricardos'), plays a young man who is spiraling out of control after a bad breakup. His situation worsens after he finds himself locked inside a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious figure (Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall. As he tries to escape, he realizes he is an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible than he could have imagined.

The film will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand from August 18.

Shudder is a premium streaming video service that brings fans of horror, thrillers and the supernatural the best selection of entertainment in the genre. Shudder's ever-expanding library of film, television series, and originals is available on most streaming devices with a seven day free trial.

Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, said "with 'Glorious', Rebekah brings Lovecraftian horror to a place it's never been seen before: a rest stop men's room. She and her all-star cast have created an inventive and original cosmic horror that manages to be both darkly hilarious and profoundly personal."

"For years, I had been searching for a project that would let me show my preferred artistic style - that would let me be absurdist, sardonic, transgressive, and weird. And 'Glorious' gets really f'n weird," added director Rebekah McKendry. "As a diehard horror fan, I'm thrilled 'Glorious' has found a home at Shudder, and I know Shudder fans will find something unique, wild, and thought-provoking lurking inside our rural rest stop bathroom."

This film is written by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry. AMP International's Bob Portal and Inderpal Singh serve as producers along with Joe Wicker and Morgan Peter Brown from Fallback Plan Productions, Jason Scott Goldberg and Christian Armogida.

'Glorious' is an AMP/Fallback Plan production, in association with Mississippi-based Eyevox Entertainment, with Rick Moore from Eyevox serving as executive producer, alongside James Norrie and Nina Kolokouri at AMP. Kwanten, Barbara Crampton, Mark Cartier, Gaba Gavi and Kevin Kale also serve as executive producers, with Jessica Taylor as an associate producer.

The deal was negotiated by AMP International’s James Norrie and Nina Kolokouri on behalf of the filmmakers, and Emily Gotto, VP, Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions on behalf of 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 originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.

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