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Irish chiller “CAVEAT” coming exclusively to Shudder this summer

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | News


It’s the feature debut of award-winning short filmmaker Damian McCarthy.

Shudder has revealed that it will give CAVEAT its exclusive premiere June 3 in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. McCarthy wrote, directed and edited the film, which stars Jonathan French, Leila Sykes, Ben Caplan and Conor Dwane. The synopsis: “Lone drifter Isaac [French] accepts a job to look after his landlord’s niece, Olga [Sykes], for a few days in an isolated house on a remote island. It seems like easy money, but there’s a catch: He must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms. Once Olga’s uncle, Barrett [Caplan] leaves the two of them alone, a game of cat and mouse ensues as Olga displays increasingly erratic behavior as a trapped Isaac makes a series of horrific discoveries in the house. With slow-building tension, CAVEAT balances creepy interiors with the beauty of Cork’s countryside to stunning visual effect. Playing out like a thoughtful, long-lost ’80s chiller, CAVEAT leads the audience on a path of twist and turns to an unforgettable resolution.”

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,, 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.