If you ever wonder when you’ll see those favourites you enjoyed at film festivals, probably best to keep an eye on Shudder. The premium genre streaming channel have announced they have bought the rights to Dutch horror Moloch. Nico Van Den Brink‘s folk horror chiller was part of the Fantasia International Film Festival last year and now you can watch the film’s official Trailer.
Set in the northern part of The Netherlands, a woman with her family are attacked by a stranger. When she attempts to find out the reason for the attack she becomes convinced she is being targeted by something ancient.
“Moloch is a bold and thrilling new folk horror that is sure to chill Shudder members this summer,” said Shudder general manager Craig Engler.
”I’m extremely excited to be working with Shudder in bringing Moloch to horror-lovers worldwide. The film will have a wonderful home there. I know we have some very creepy stories to tell in the Netherlands and I’m really looking forward to inviting Shudder’s diverse and international audience into the unique world of local Dutch folklore.” states the film’s director van den Brink….
38-year-old Betriek lives at the edge of a peat bog in the North of the Netherlands. When she and her family are attacked by a random stranger one night, Betriek sets out to find an explanation. The more she digs, the more she becomes convinced that she is being hunted by something ancient.
Written by van den Brink and Daan Bakker, the film stars Sallie Harmsen (Blade Runner 2049, Catch) and Alexandre Willaume (The Wheel of Time, The Last Kingdom) and is produced by Sabine Brian and Ronald Versteeg. XYZ Films are Executive Producers and handle worldwide sales on the project.
Moloch will premiere on Shudder from Thursday 21st July. Exclusively in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.