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SXSW Midnighter “DEADSTREAM” finds a home at Shudder

Thursday, March 10, 2022 | News


The livestreaming horror/comedy is the latest acquisition for the genre streamer.

Shudder has announced that it has picked up DEADSTREAM ahead of its world premiere as part of the Midnighter lineup at this month’s SXSW Film Festival. The movie will exclusively stream on the platform in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The feature debut of husband-and-wife writer/directors Joseph and Vanessa Winter, the former of whom also stars, DEADSTREAM additionally features Melanie Stone, Jason K. Wixom, Pat Barnett and Marty Collins. The synopsis: “DEADSTREAM follows a disgraced and demonetized internet personality [Joseph Winter] who tries to win back his fans by live-streaming himself spending one night alone in an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her own powerful following.”

“DEADSTREAM was a true collaboration between our small and dedicated crew, who took big swings with limited resources,” say the Winters. “We’re huge fans of Shudder’s wildly unique and exciting content and we couldn’t be happier to be partnering with them for the release of our film.”

Adds Shudder GM Craig Engler, “DEADSTREAM is wickedly crowd-pleasing, the rare horror/comedy as frightening as it is funny. We’re thrilled to welcome Joseph and Vanessa Winter’s creative, creepy and relentless gem to Shudder.”

Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold (RUE MORGUE's Head Writer) has been covering the world of horror cinema for over three decades, and in addition to his work for RUE MORGUE, he has been a longtime writer and editor for FANGORIA magazine and its website. He has also written for BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH, SCREAM,, TIME OUT, DELIRIUM, MOVIEMAKER and others. He is the author of the AD NAUSEAM books (1984 Publishing) and THE FRIGHTFEST GUIDE TO MONSTER MOVIES (FAB Press), and he has contributed documentaries, featurettes and liner notes to numerous Blu-rays, including the award-winning feature-length doc TWISTED TALE: THE UNMAKING OF "SPOOKIES" (Vinegar Syndrome).