Lovecraftian Horror Movie ‘Glorious’ Lands At Shudder

by Thomas Tuna

This is definitely not potty humor.

Glorious–a new film that takes horror to a very unlikely place–will enjoy its world premiere at this summer’s Fantasia International Film Festival, and then will debut on Shudder soon after the festival closes, according to a report on

The film–described as Lovecraftian in nature–is directed by Rebekah McKendry (Tales of Halloween) from a screenplay by Todd Rigney, Joshua Hull and David Ian McKendry. Starring Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Oscar winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), the movie will start streaming on Shudder Aug. 18.

In Glorious, Kwanten plays a young man who is “spiraling out of control after a bad breakup,” according to the synopsis. Things only get worse when he finds himself “locked inside a rest stop bathroom with a mysterious figure (Simmons) speaking to him from an adjacent stall.”

As he tries to escape, he realizes he is “an unwilling player in a situation bigger and more terrible that he could have imagined.”

McKendry said she has been searching for a project that would “let me show my preferred artistic style–that would let me be absurdist, sardonic, transgressive and weird. And Glorious gets really weird. As a diehard horror fan, I’m thrilled Glorious has found a home at Shudder.”

The film, according to Shudder general manager Craig Engler, “brings Lovecraftian horror to a place it’s never been seen before–a rest stop men’s room.” He adds that the cast and crew “have created an inventive and original cosmic horror that manages to be both darkly hilarious and profoundly personal.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for any further updates on Glorious on Shudder.


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