Shudder, AMC Networks’ streamer for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural has announced a new release date for writer-director Patrick Ridremont’s ornate and elegant French horror-fantasy The Advent Calendar.
Combining Faustian themes and allusions with European folklore and tense, chilling terror, the Shudder Original film provides some highly original holiday season horror produced by Alain Benguigui, Virginie Ogouz, Jean-Yves Roubin, and Cassandre Warnauts.
In the film, “Eva (Eugénie Derouand, Paris Police 1900), an ex-dancer, is now using a wheelchair, unable to walk. When her friend Sophie (Honorine Magnier, Tomorrow is Ours) gives her an old wooden antique advent calendar before Christmas, she realizes each window contains a surprise that triggers repercussions in real life. Some of them are good, but most of them are bad, really bad. Now Eva will have to choose between getting rid of the calendar or walking again – even if it causes death and destruction to everyone she holds dear around her.”
The Advent Calendar, which made its world premiere at London’s Frightfest was set to premiere exclusively on Shudder on Thursday, December 9th, but is getting an early release. It will now premiere on the horror streaming service on December 2, 2021.