One Of The Scariest Films Of The Year: ‘When Evil Lurks’ Debuts On Shudder

November 3, 2023

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Hailed as one of the “scariest films of the year,” the supernatural horror When Evil Lurks, now playing in select theaters, makes its Shudder premiere today.


“When brothers Pedro (Ezequiel Rodríguez) and Jimmy (Demián Salomón) discover that a demonic infection has been festering in a nearby farmhouse — its very proximity poisoning the local livestock — they attempt to evict the victim from their land. Failing to adhere to the proper rites of exorcism, their reckless actions inadvertently trigger an epidemic of possessions across their rural community. Now, they must outrun an encroaching evil as it corrupts and mutilates everyone it is exposed to and enlist the aid of a wizened “cleaner,” who holds the only tools that can stop this supernatural plague.”


Argentinian director Demián Rugna’s frightening film made its World Premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival. It marks his second feature following his fright-filled film Terrified, which won Best Horror Feature at Fantastic Fest 2017.


The cast of this film, featuring fantastic cinematography, is led by Ezequiel Rodriguez, Demián Salomon (You Have No Idea Who You’re Talking To), Luis Ziembrowski (The Rotten Link), Silvia Sabater ( Vicky Cristina Barcelona), and Marcelo Michinaux (Fever Dream). Shudder, Machaco Films, and Aramos Cine produce the film.


The film, which AMC Studios is in early collaboration to develop into a television series based on, is a Shudder Original produced by Shudder, Machaco Films, and Aramos Cinema.


Witness the horrors of When Evil Lurks today in theaters or on Shudder.





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