The first clip from director Jennifer Reeder‘s Horror-Noir, Perpetrator, starring Kiah McKirnan and Alicia Silverstone, is here following its film festival premiere.
From Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thrillers, and the supernatural, has released the new festival poster and first-look clip from the film set to make its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival Friday, February 17.
The Shudder Original Film stars Kiah McKirnan (Mare of Easttown), Christopher Lowell (My Best Friend’s Exorcism), Melanie Liburd (The Idol), Ireon Roach (CANDYMAN ), and Alicia Silverstone (Clueless). Gregory Chambet produces it for WTFilms, and Derek Bishé for Divide/Conquer.
Perpetrator follows “Jonny (McKirnan), a reckless teen sent to live with her estranged Aunt Hildie (Silverstone). On her 18th birthday, she experiences a radical metamorphosis: a family spell that redefines her called Forevering. When several teen girls go missing at her new school, a mythically feral Jonny goes after the Perpetrator.”
The cast includes Casimere Jollette (Tiny Pretty Things), Ilirida Memedovski (THE BOOK OF BIRDIE), Sasha Kuznetsov, and Greta Stolte. The film is lensed by Sevdije Kastrati and edited by Justin Krohn. Previous KNIVES AND SKIN collaborators, costume designer Kate Grube and production designer Adri Siriwatt, return for Reeder’s latest.
Trevor Groth and Sarah Hong executive produced for 30West, along with Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer, Dimitri Stephanides for WTFilms, and Emily Gotto for Shudder.
Perpetrator marks Reeder’s second feature to screen at Berlinale following the 2019 break-out hit Knives and Skin, which IFC Midnight released theatrically, and marks her third collaboration with Shudder, preceded by Night’s End (2022), featuring Michael Shannon, and the critically acclaimed anthology entry V/H/S/94 (2021), which revived the widely popular found-footage horror franchise. Reeder was named one of Bong Joon Ho’s 20 upcoming directors for the 2020s, and her shorts and features have been shown at festivals and museums worldwide, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, The Whitney Biennial, and The Venice Biennale.