The film is set to stream on Shudder on September 15th.
Directed by Rebekah McKendry, “Elevator Game” stars Gino Anania, Verity Marks, Alec Carlos, Nazariy Demkowicz, Madison MacIsaac, Liam Stewart-Kanigan, Megan Best.
Based on the online phenomenon of the same name, “ElevaTor Game” follows socially awkward teenager Ryan, who ingratiates himself into a group of recent high school graduates that run an online web series debunking urban legends.
But Ryan has a secret: His sister disappeared months earlier, and he believes they – and a dangerous online challenge called ‘The Elevator Game’ – were responsible. To play the game, you must ride the elevator in a specific sequence, invoking a supernatural creature called ‘The 5th Floor Woman’.
In an attempt to gain more information as to the whereabouts of his sister, Ryan persuades the group to play the game once more, and risk unleashing the most fearsome consequences imaginable.
In “Bad Things”, a group of friends escape the city to spend the weekend in an abandoned hotel, a pervading eerie energy begins to illuminate the cracks in their little family unit. Ruthie Nodd (Gayle Rankin) inherits the hotel from her grandmother and with bad childhood memories threatening to burst to the surface, Ruthie wants to sell the hotel and never return. But her partner Cal (Hari Nef) drags her there in the hopes of returning it to its former glory.
They are joined by their amiable friend Maddie (Rad Pereira) and mysterious grifter Fran (Annabelle Dexter-Jones), whose unhinged seduction threatens to drive a wedge between the couple. As the friends dance, cook, flirt, and fight up and down the halls of the hotel, they begin to find themselves indelibly entwined in the hotel’s seductive embrace and start doing bad things to each other.
“Bad Things” is written and directed by Stewart Thorndike (Lyle), “Bad Things” is coming to SHUDDER and AMC+ on Friday, August 18th, 2023.
“”Bad Things” is the second film in a trilogy about the power of motherhood. It’s an unrequited ghost love story between a mother and a daughter. It isn’t polite. I wanted to obliterate the societal norms of what a mother and daughter are – not subtle, loving, passive, healers – but epic and frightening and active. It’s a celebration of this first primal relationship and how blurry and complex that can be. Especially an unrequited one,” says director Stewart Thorndike.
The film follows a young mother, crushed by guilt after the disappearance of her young son 5 years previously, is presented with a bizarre offer to learn the truth and set things right. But how far is she willing to go, and is she willing to pay the terrifying price for a chance to hold her boy again?
Anna Camp (True Blood, Pitch Perfect) stars. Director Thomas Marchese is a multi-award-winning writer/director who has directed, shot, edited and produced music videos, short form narrative and documentary films.
Thomas’ first feature film “Fallen “took home the jury prize for Best documentary Feature at the 2017 Hollywood Film Festival. The film secured theatrical distribution prior to its world premiere, and was subsequently picked up by Netflix. Thomas is currently in post-production on the horror film FROM BLACK and in prep on the police procedural INNOCENT.
Shudder has just dropped the official poster and trailer for Jennifer Reeder’s latest film “Night’s End”. Directed by Jennifer Reeder (V/H/S/94, Knives and Skin) and written by Brett Nevue, Night’s End is set to debut worldwide on Shudder on March 31.
In Night’s End, an anxious shut-in unwittingly moves into a haunted apartment and hires a mysterious stranger to perform an exorcism that takes a horrific turn.
The film also stars Lawrence Grimm (Chicago Med), Daniel Kyri (Chicago Fire), Theo Germaine (The Politician), and Morgan Reesh (Blood Below the Skin).
Night’s End will premiere on Shudder on March 31st and will be available on Shudder US.