Shudder Plans To Tap Into ‘The Power’ Next Year

Shudder continues its forays into horror as we inch closer to the New Year with the acquisition of the British supernatural thriller The Power–a film the streamer plans to air sometime in 2021.

The movie–the feature directorial debut of writer/director Corinna Faith (The Innocents)–will premiere on AMC’s horror streaming service at a yet-to-be-determined date next year, as reported by Deadline.

The Power–said to be similar in tone to The Others–is set in 1970s London during a period of blackouts. It seems that striking miners are switching off power all over England as a young nurse–in her first day on the job–must work the night shift in a decaying hospital. To make matters worse, a dark presence lurks in the night-shadowed walls.

The horror entry stars Rose Williams, who has appeared in The CW’s Reign, Netflix’s Medici and has a role in the upcoming MrsHarris Goes to Paris.

The movie is produced by Matthew James Wilkinson and Rob Watson, who said they were “incredibly excited to be partnering with Shudder. (The streamer’s) passion for the genre is unparalleled, and we can’t wait to share the film with their audience.”

Emily Gotto, Shudder’s director of global acquisitions and co-productions, praised the filmmaker, saying that with The Power, Faith “has established herself as a remarkable new voice in genre cinema. We know Shudder members will be terrified by her debut feature and thrilled by Rose Williams’ performance.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for more updates on The Power, including an exact debut date on Shudder.

Thomas Tuna
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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