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Screen Media picks up British psychochiller “CORDELIA,” sets release

Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

Experience the trauma along with the title character later this spring.

Screen Media has announced its acquisition of world distribution rights outside the UK for CORDELIA, directed and co-scripted by Adrian Shergold. Star Antonia Campbell-Hughes also wrote the movie with Shergold, and the cast additionally includes Johnny Flynn, Joel Fry, Michael Gambon and Catherine McCormack. A day-and-date release in May has been targeted; the synopsis: “Cordelia [Campbell-Hughes], a young woman living in London with her twin sister, meets her mysteriously alluring neighbor Frank [Flynn] for the first time but quickly becomes suspicious of his true motives. With her sister out of town for the weekend, the anxious Cordelia is all alone and consumed by her many fears. She begins to unravel and sink back into past traumas the more Frank tries to charm his way into her life.”

“Reminiscent of great classic 1960s British psychological horror with a modern female hand, Cordelia’s London is preserved, sumptuous and rich,” says Campbell-Hughes. “It’s a joy to share this rare gem that we manifested to an international audience of cinema lovers.” In a statement, Screen Media says, “CORDELIA is the kind of thriller that instantly intrigues thanks to a well-crafted atmosphere of paranoia and stunning lead performances by Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Johnny Flynn. We know this one will grip audiences and won’t let go until the credits roll.”

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.