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“BASKIN” director’s bizarre “HOUSEWIFE” finds North American distribution

Monday, April 2, 2018 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Turkish director Can Evrenol first horrified international audiences with his 2015 film BASKIN, and he’s now set to do the same for U.S./Canadian viewers with his follow-up feature HOUSEWIFE.

RLJE Films has announced that it has picked up HOUSEWIFE for North America, and will release the movie this fall. Evrenol directed from a script he wrote with Cem Özüduru, and the cast is headed by Clémentine Poidatz, David Sakurai, Alicia Kapudag, Ali Aksöz and Defne Halman. The synopsis: “Young Holly’s sister and father are killed by her frantic mother. Years later, Holly [Poidatz] is married, lonely, and her life is soon about take a turn for the ultra-weird, when she visits the leader [Sakurai] of the ‘Umbrella of Love and Mind.’ ”

“We’re truly excited to bring HOUSEWIFE to audiences,” says RLJE’s Mark Ward. “HOUSEWIFE has been well-received by horror fans in Europe and North America at various film festivals, and the word of mouth has been tremendous.” Those fests include L’Etrange Festival in France, Sitges in Spain, the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, the Vancouver, Portland and Denver International Film Festivals and Melbourne’s MonsterFest, where HOUSEWIFE won Best Director.

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and spent 28 years as a writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. In addition to RUE MORGUE, he currently writes for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM, IndieWire.com, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM and others. His book THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press) is out this fall, and he has contributed liner notes and featurettes to a number of Blu-ray and DVD releases. Among his screenplay credits are SHADOW: DEAD RIOT and LEECHES!, and he is currently working on THE DOLL with director Dante Tomaselli.