The Cellar: RLJE Films Acquire U.S Cinematic Release Rights And Shudder Acquire Multiple Streaming Rights For Irish Horror Film

Deadline is exclusively reporting that RLJE Films and Shudder have acquired the North American rights for the Irish horror film The Cellar.

Deadline is exclusively reporting that RLJE Films have acquired U.S cinematic release rights and Shudder have acquired streaming rights in multiple territories for the Irish horror film The Cellar.

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The film tells the story of Keira Woods, whose daughter mysteriously vanishes in the cellar of their new house in the country. Keira soon discovers there is an ancient and powerful entity controlling their home that she will have to face or risk losing her family’s souls forever.

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The report states that the film, which will have its world premiere next month at SXSW, will get a cinematic release in the U.S from RLJE Films and is set to be released on the 15th April, while Shudder will stream it exclusively in North America, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

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Craig Engler, Shudder GM, released a statement saying:

The Cellar is a riveting story that we think will appeal to both horror lovers and broader audiences alike, and we’re delighted to work with RLJE Films to bring it to the widest possible audience. Brendan and this talented team have crafted a dark and haunting tale that we’re excited to share with audiences this April.

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The film is an Irish-Belgian co-production and was film on location is Roscommon, Ireland. Conor Barry (Savage Productions) and Richard Bolger (Hail Mary Pictures) are producers on the film, with Benoit Roland (Wrong Men Films) from Belgium served as co-producer. Patrick Ewald (Epic Pictures Group), Lesley McKimm (Screen Ireland), John Gleeson and Oisín O’Neill (BCO Asset Management), Sarah Dillon (WRAP Fund) and Patrick O’Neill (Wildcard Distribution) are executive producers on the film.

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The Cellar is written and directed by Brendan Muldowney and stars Elisha Cuthert, Eoin Macken, Dylan Fitzmaurice Brady, Abby Fitz, Aaron Monaghan, Andrew Bennett, Tara Lee, Michael-David McKernan, Seán Doyle, Marie Mullen and Amy Conroy.