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 Mrs. Harris 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.