Cinedigm Acquires 80’s Inspired Horror Comedy SHAKY SHIVERS Directed by FAST X Star Sung Kang
Cinedigm has acquired all North American rights to the ’80s-inspired horror comedy from director Sung Kang, who reprized his role as Han in Fast X , which opens in theaters Friday. The company plans to release Shaky Shivers in theaters this fall, followed by an exclusive release on the SCREAMBOX horror streaming platform.
After winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa, Florida, Shaky Shivers will now make its Canadian premiere at the Dark Bridges Saskatoon Horror Film Festival in June.
In Kang’s directorial debut, Shaky Shivers takes viewers on a hilarious and nostalgic journey to an abandoned camp where two young women, played by Brooke Markham (In the Dark) and VyVy Nguyen (The Sympathizer), stumble upon a book of spells. Surrounded by classic monsters and inspired by 80’s horror movies, Karen and Lucy find themselves faced with a series of supernatural events after a fateful encounter with an elderly woman. As zombies, werewolves and BigFoot wreak havoc, the duo must survive a wild night armed with an unknown spellbook to restore order before their lives are completely turned upside down.
During the peak of the Covid epidemic, Han made a bold career change from blockbuster action films to the realm of horror directing. As a nostalgic homage to his beloved ’80s films, he spent five weeks filming Shaky Shivers in a closed Boy Scout camp. Set in the ’90s, this thrilling monster pulp film captures the spirit of the ’80s classics that Han loved.
“Cinedigm knows the horror space very well, so as a first-time filmmaker I am grateful that we are in great hands. The film has had a great festival run so far, we have found our audience who likes the film at the screenings. Winning the Grand Jury Prize at Gasparilla blew my mind. The whole idea was to make this for old school horror hounds to share with their families today. We are doing this little by little. I couldn’t be more excited about the film’s release.”
“This camp movie takes us back to an era when spooky tales were relayed by flashlight during nap time.” said Brad Miska, Managing Director of Bloody Disgusting/Cinedigm. “Sung Kang’s directorial debut promises fans a truly unique and exciting experience. With an eclectic mix of witty humor, chilling moments, monstrous creatures and an immersive atmosphere, fans are in for one hell of an experience this fall.”
Written by Andrew McAllister and Aaron Strongoni, the film stars Brooke Markham (In the Dark) and VyVy Nguyen (The Sympathizer). Nina Yang Bongiovi, Kevin M. Lin, Michael Y. Chow and Brian Yang executive produce, and Jean Shim and Luci Y. Kim serve as producers.
Sung Kang is repped by CAA and Entertainment 360. Brooke Markham is repped by Innovative Artists and Principal Entertainment LA. VyVy Nguyen is repped by A3 Artists Agency, Buchwald and Crimson Media.
The deal was negotiated by Brandon Hill, director of acquisitions, on behalf of Cinedigm, and Jack Campbell of Jackrabbit Media, who is representing foreign rights in Cannes this week, and John Lepper of Cyfuno Ventures.
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