Shudder has picked up the streaming distribution rights for writer/director Brandon Christensen’s Superhost. The feature will debut in all of the streaming platform’s territories including the United States, Canada, the UK and Ireland, and Australia/New Zealand on September 2, 2021!
According to a statement we received this morning: In Superhost, travel vloggers Teddy (Osric Chau, Supernatural) and Claire (Sara Canning, Nancy Drew) share their experiences in and around vacation homes with their subscribers while maintaining a moderate level of internet fame. When their follower count starts to dwindle, they pivot to creating viral content around their most recent host, Rebecca (Gracie Gillam, Z Nation). With all eyes turned towards their “superhost,” Rebecca, they slowly start to realize something isn’t right and as they investigate further, they unlock a horrifying truth.
Gillam, Canning, and Chau lead a cast that also features horror icon Barbara Crampton (Jakob’s Wife).
As you can see in the trailer below, Superhost is tonally very different from some of Christensen’s past work, particularly in that it is infused with a sort of darkly humorous streak that was not present in his previous films like Z and Still/Born. It will be interesting seeing how he handles that element in the feature.
“Led by Gracie Gillam’s unshackled and wildly fun performance, Superhost is an unexpected, darkly humorous new terror from Brandon Christensen,” said Craig Engler, general manager of Shudder, in a satement. “Following Still/Born and Z, we’re thrilled Brandon remains in the Shudder family, and are eagerly anticipating creeping out our members’ long weekends.”
Superhost will have its world premiere this weekend at the Popcorn Frights festival in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before its September 2nd premiere on Shudder.