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IFC Films and Shudder Acquire Rights to Sci-Fi Horror “Menace” from Cannes Market

IFC Films and Shudder have announced the acquisition of North American, UK, and ANZ rights to Spooky Pictures and Image Nation Abu Dhabi’s sci-fi horror film Menace, fresh out of the Cannes market. This acquisition marks another successful collaboration between IFC Films, Shudder, and the production labels following the release of their previous hits Watcher and Late Night with the Devil. The latter became IFC Films’ highest-grossing opening weekend ever, nearing $10 million at the U.S. box office. Menace is set for release in 2025.

IFC Films and Shudder Acquire Rights to Sci-Fi Horror

About Menace

Directed by Randall Okita, known for his previous feature See for Me (also released by IFC Films), Menace stars Isabel May. She plays a research student who suffers a psychotic breakdown and is placed in the care of her aunt and uncle in a small town. As strange events unfold and people begin to disappear, she struggles to distinguish between reality and her imagination.

Menace Key Details

  • Director: Randall Okita
  • Writer: Thom Eberhardt
  • Producers:
    • Roy Lee and Steven Schneider (Spooky Pictures)
    • Derek Dauchy (Image Nation Abu Dhabi)
    • Daniel Ostroff (The O Team)
    • William Woods and Maddy Falle
  • Executive Producers: Isabel May (Una Vaca Productions), Ben Ross, Rami Yasin, Tom Spriggs, and Stuart Ford

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