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Vampire shocker “THE SHED” locks up distribution and a release date

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

A bloodsucker film with an especially timely theme is now set to prey on U.S. audiences; read on for the news and to watch the trailer.

Deadline revealed that RLJE Films will release THE SHED in select theaters and on VOD and digital HD November 15. Written and directed by Frank Sabatella (BLOOD NIGHT: THE LEGEND OF MARY HATCHET), it stars Jay Jay Warren, Cody Kostro, Sofia Happonen, Frank Whaley (VACANCY), Siobhan Fallon Hogan and Timothy Bottoms. The synopsis: “Stan [Warren] and his best friend Dommer [Kostro] have put up with bullies their entire lives. All of that changes when Stan discovers he has a murderous vampire living in his shed. Seeing the bloodshed and destruction the monster is capable of, Stan knows he has to find a way to destroy it—but Dommer has a much more sinister plan in mind.” THE SHED has its world premiere Friday, October 4 at the Sitges Film Festival in Spain, its UK premiere Saturday, October 5 at Grimmfest and its East Coast premiere Saturday, October 19 at the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival.

Producers Peter Block (the SAW franchise) and Cory Neal (Adam Green’s FROZEN) add, “We always respond to story ideas that beg the question ‘What if?’ Maybe it’s kids stuck on a ski lift, or two guys chained up in a dingy bathroom, or scuba divers abandoned in the middle of the ocean. This time it was watching the news and seeing another senseless school shooting by a bullied teen, and we wondered, what if he didn’t have his Dad’s AR-15, but rather… and that’s THE SHED. RLJE Films is all about finding hidden gems and bringing them to audiences and when we told them what we were doing, and then showed them the results, they were super aggressive. We’re thrilled.” Stay tuned for more on THE SHED as it approaches release.

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.