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Shudder acquires TIFF-acclaimed revenge shocker “VIOLATION”

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | News

By MICHAEL GINGOLD

The genre streamer will debut the movie following its international premiere at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.

VIOLATION will be released exclusively on Shudder’s U.S., UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand platforms on a date to be determined next year. Written, produced and directed by Madeleine Sims-Fewer, who won the TIFF Rising Star Award following the movie’s well-reviewed world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and Dusty Mancinelli, VIOLATION stars Sims-Fewer, Anna Maguire, Jesse LaVercombe, Obi Abili, Jasmin Geljo and Cynthia Ashperger. The synopsis: “VIOLATION is a turbulent feminist revenge fable that explores the idea of trauma within families and untangles a sticky web of resentment as a troubled woman on the edge of divorce embarks on a vicious crusade when her sister and brother-in-law betray her trust.”

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.