Shudder Drops Trailer For ‘Caveat’ Before June Debut

A Shudder original film–one that blends horror with the lush landscape of Ireland–will debut next month as part of the streamer’s Summer of Chills.

Caveat–described as “creepy as hell”–will premiere on Shudder June 3, as reported by A trailer for the supernatural chiller can be viewed on this page.

This film–the feature directorial debut for Damian McCarthy–was shot in Cork, Ireland and has been singled out for its slowly building tension and spooky interiors–reminiscent of some Evil Dead entries.

Caveat–also scripted and edited by McCarthy–stars Jonathan French, Ben Caplan, Leila Sykes and Conor Dwane. The movie was produced by Justin Hyne of HyneSight Films.

The thriller follows a drifter, Isaac (French), who lands a job looking after his landlord’s niece, Olga (Sykes), for a few days in a house on a remote island. Easy enough–but there’s one catch. A caveat, if you will. Isaac must wear a leather harness and chain that restricts his movements to certain rooms of the house. Like, that wasn’t a tipoff?

When Olga’s uncle, Barrett (Caplan) leaves, “a game of cat and mouse ensues as Olga displays increasingly erratic behavior and a trapped Isaac makes a series of horrific discoveries in the house,” according to the synopsis. Discoveries that lead him on a path of “twists and turns to an unforgettable resolution.”

McCarthy’s previous short horror films–including He Dies At EndHatch and Never Ever Open It–have screened at Film4 Frightfest in London and the New York City Horror Film Festival. The filmmaker also has received the Cutting Edge Award for Best Emerging Horror Director.

Keep reading Horror News Network for any updates on Caveat and on all future horror entries from Shudder.

Thomas Tuna
Thomas A. Tuna is a comic book veteran who began his writing career back in the ’70s with Charlton Comics, contributing to such horror titles as Ghost Manor, Haunted, The Many Ghosts of Dr. Graves and Ghostly Haunts. Most recently, he has served as a writer and editor (with more than a smattering of horror yarns) for such comic book websites as Hyper Epics and Red Moon Features. Some of his favorite horror flicks include Jaws, Salem’s Lot, Dracula (with Frank Langella) and Blade. His favorite horror comic books? Tomb of Dracula (by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan) and Swamp Thing (by Len Wein and Berni Wrightson).

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