Shudder’s ‘Perpetrator’ Seeks Revenge This September (Trailer)

August 18, 2023

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Following its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, Jennifer Reeder’s horror-noir Perpetrator is set to be released this September.


Perpetrator stars Kiah McKirnan (Mare of Easttown), Christopher Lowell (MY BEST FRIEND’S EXORCISM), Melanie Liburd (The Idol), Ireon Roach (CANDYMAN 2021), and Alicia Silverstone (CLUELESS, KILLING OF A SACRED DEER) and produced by Gregory Chambet for WTFilms and Derek Bishé for Divide/Conquer.


Written and directed by Reeder, “Perpetrator follows Jonny (McKirnan), a wild and impulsive teenage girl living precariously in a town where young women continue to go missing and the power she’s forced to uncover the truth in order to survive. At its core, a horror film inspired by the shared experience of generations of women is equal parts modern mythmaking, a thrilling revenge story, and an extraordinary exploration of youthful chaos.”


“Our third collaboration with Jennifer is her boldest, most exhilarating yet. PERPETRATOR is a wild coming of age tale, and we’re thrilled to continue to support a director like no other.” Shudder states about the acqusition.


Trevor Groth and Sarah Hong executive produced for 30West (TRIANGLE OF SADNESS), along with Adam Hendricks and Greg Gilreath for Divide/Conquer, Dimitri Stephanides for WTFilms as well as Emily Gotto for Shudder.


Gersh, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, and Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz represent Reeder.


Perpetrator, which’s Joseph Perry calls a “thrilling, chilling adventure” in his spoiler-free review, opens in select theaters and debuts on Shudder on September 1, 2023.


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