A Teen Hunts A ‘Perpetrator’ In This Movie’s New Trailer

July 22, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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From writer-director Jennifer Reeder (Knives and Skin) comes Perpetrator, a dark tale of a troubled teen starring Alicia Silverstone and Kiah McKirnan. 


“Jonny Baptiste is a reckless teen (Kiah McKirnan) 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 also 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.


Perpetrator premieres in theaters on August 25, 2023. Following its theatrical release, the film comes to Shudder on September 1, 2023.



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