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Shudder sets premiere date for period chiller “THE LAST THING MARY SAW”

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The film will begin streaming next month following premieres at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival and London’s FrightFest.

Shudder has set an exclusive debut date of January 20, 2022 for THE LAST THING MARY SAW, the feature writing/directing debut of Edoardo Vitaletti. Stefanie Scott (INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3), Isabelle Furhman (ORPHAN, CELL), Judith Roberts (ERASERHEAD, DEAD SILENCE) and Rory Culkin (LORDS OF METAL) star; the synopsis: “Southold, New York, 1843: Young Mary [Scott], blood trickling from behind the blindfold tied around her eyes, is interrogated about the events surrounding her grandmother’s death. As the story jumps back in time, we witness Mary, raised in a repressively religious household, finding fleeting happiness in the arms of Eleanor [Fuhrman], the home’s maid. Her family, who believe they are seeing, speaking, and acting on God’s behalf, view the girls’ relationship as an abomination, to be dealt with as severely as possible. The couple attempt to carry on in secret, but someone is always watching, or listening, and the wages of perceived sin threaten to become death, with the tension only heightened by the arrival of an enigmatic stranger (Culkin) and the revelation of greater forces at work.”

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.