Shudder has just announced it has acquired the psychological horror Spoonful of Sugar, ahead of its world premiere at Fantastic Fest later this week and set a 2023 release date.
In Spoonful of Sugar, “a disturbed babysitter experiences an awakening while using LSD to alternatively treat a seemingly “sick” child from a family with dark secrets of their own.”
The film marks the second feature from director Mercedes Bryce Morgan (Fixation). Spoonful of Sugar is written by Leah Saint Marie (Price of Honor) and stars Morgan Saylor (Blow the Man Down, Homeland), Kat Foster (Gaslit, Jean Claude Van Johnson), Myko Olivier (United States of Al, Menendez: Blood Brothers), Danilo Crovetti and David Yow (I Don’t Feel at Home in this World Anymore, Under the Silver Lake). And is produced by Vanishing Angle’s (Werewolves Within, Thunder Road) Matt Miller and Natalie Metzger along with Katrina Kudlick (Fixation, Ladyworld).
“With Spoonful of Sugar, Mercedes Bryce Morgan delivers an incisive psychological horror laced with nightmarish visions of hallucinogenic beauty. We can’t wait for Shudder members to take the trip,” said Craig Engler, General Manager, Shudder.
“AMC Networks’ Shudder is the perfect partner for this movie, and we’re so honored to be able to showcase such a unique story. I can’t wait for audiences everywhere to dive into the trippy psyches of our characters.” Added director Mercedes Bryce Morgan.
The deal was negotiated by Vanishing Angle on behalf of the filmmakers, and Emily Gotto, VP, Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions on behalf of Shudder.