IFC And Shudder Acquire Supernatural Horror ‘Late Night With The Devil’

November 3, 2023

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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It has just been announced that IFC Films and Shudder have acquired Image Nation and Spooky Pictures’ acclaimed supernatural thriller Late Night with the Devil.


Written, directed, and edited by Australian filmmakers Cameron and Colin Cairnes (100 Bloody Acres, Scare Campaign), the film stars David Dastmalchian (The Suicide Squad, Oppenheimer), who plays the charismatic Late-Night talk show host Jack Delroy, whose live broadcast unexpectedly unleashes evil into the nation’s living rooms.


Currently rated “Certified Freah’ with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, Late Night with the Devil premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim and has screened at the Fantasia Festival in Montreal and others and recently won Best Screenplay at the Sitges Film Festival and numerous accolades at Toronto After Dark, including Best Feature Film and Best Lead Performance for Dastmalchian.


“Late Night With The Devil is an exhilarating demonstration of how the horror genre continues to present new and exciting storytelling. We’re delighted to partner with Cameron and Colin, Image Nation, and Spooky Pictures on the release of the film as we continue to work with some of the industry’s most talented filmmakers,” said Emily Gotto, Shudder’s VP of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions. “Following its massive success during its run at SXSW, BFI London Film Festival, Sitges Film Festival and many more, we have no doubt that audiences will be enthralled by the film’s supernatural thrills and David’s electrifying performance.”


Filmmakers Colin and Cameron Cairnes said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering with IFC Films and Shudder to share Late Night with the Devil with wider audiences around the globe. The success of the film’s international festival run has exceeded our wildest expectations, and we can’t wait to embark on the next exciting phase of the movie’s journey with these fantastic partners.”


David Dastmalchian, actor and producer on the film said, “Playing Jack Delroy in Late Night with the Devil was a once-in-a-lifetime role that haunted me and changed the way I look at my work forever. IFC Films and Shudder are the perfect partners to bring this film to audiences. I’m so grateful to the Cairnes brothers for their craftsmanship and to all of the festival fans who have created an incredible rumble about Late Night with the Devil!”


The film is produced by Derek Dauchy, Mat Govoni, Steven Schneider, Roy Lee, Adam White, John Molloy, and David Dastmalchian for Image Nation Abu Dhabi, Spooky Pictures, Future Pictures, and Good Fiend Films.


Cinetic Media negotiated the deal for the film on behalf of the filmmakers and Emily Gotto and Adam Koehler on behalf of IFC Films and Shudder. AGC is representing international sales of the film at AFM.


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