Shudder, AMC’s all-horror/thriller streaming platform, has acquired the rights to writer/director Corrina Faith’s The Power.
The British horror film is set in the 1970s during a series of blackouts caused by striking miners who repeatedly shut down the power in order to air their grievances. The loss of power is bad enough, but a young nurse (Rose Williams) finds herself in terrifying circumstances as she realizes a dark presence haunts the halls of the crumbling hospital where she works her first night shift.
The Power marks the feature directorial debut for Faith. The director has previously worked on television projects and has directed a handful of short films. Williams, meanwhile, has an impressive resume including recurring roles on Medici and Reign.
Deadline broke the news this morning, which included short statements from Shudder and from the film’s producers Matthew James Wilkinson and Rob Watson.
“With The Power, Corinna Faith has established herself as a remarkable new voice in genre cinema. We know Shudder members will be terrified by her debut feature and thrilled by Rose Williams’ star-making performance,” Emily Gotto, Shudder’s Director of Global Acquisitions & Co-Productions, said.
“We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Shudder on The Power. The team at Shudder’s passion for genre is unparalleled, and we can’t wait to share the film with their equally devoted audience,” the producers added.
Shudder will distribute The Power via their streaming services in North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.