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Shudder acquires Dutch supernatural shocker, “MOLOCH”

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 | Exclusives, News


In an exclusive announcement, AMC’s premium horror streaming service, Shudder, has revealed to RUE MORGUE that it has acquired the rights to Dutch director Nico van den Brink’s directorial debut, MOLOCH. An official selection of the Fantasia International Film Festival, MOLOCH will be available exclusively on Shudder in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand beginning Thursday, July 21.

Written by van den Brink and Daan Bakke, MOLOCH stars Sallie Harmsen (Blade Runner 2049, Catch) and Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time, The Last Kingdom). In the film, 38-year-old Betriek (Harmsen) lives on the outskirts of a peat bog in the northern regions of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked in the night by a mysterious stranger, she sets out to get some answers. In her quest for the truth, she becomes convinced that she is being stalked by an ancient evil.

”I’m extremely excited to be working with Shudder in bringing MOLOCH to horror-lovers worldwide,” says van den Brink. “The film will have a wonderful home there. I know we have some very creepy stories to tell in the Netherlands, and I’m really looking forward to inviting Shudder’s diverse and international audience into the unique world of local Dutch folklore.”

Shudder general manager, Craig Engler, adds, “MOLOCH is a bold and thrilling new folk horror that is sure to chill Shudder members this summer.”

Get an advanced look at MOLOCH’s terrifying trailer below, and be sure to check in with RUE MORGUE for more news on the film soon!

William J. Wright
William J. Wright is RUE MORGUE's online managing editor. A two-time Rondo Classic Horror Award nominee and an active member of the Horror Writers Association, William is lifelong lover of the weird and macabre. His work has appeared in many popular (and a few unpopular) publications dedicated to horror and cult film. William earned a bachelor of arts degree from East Tennessee State University in 1998, majoring in English with a minor in Film Studies. He helped establish ETSU's Film Studies minor with professor and film scholar Mary Hurd and was the program's first graduate. He currently lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his wife, three sons and a recalcitrant cat.