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Shudder Acquires Sundance Visceral Horror Film IMPETIGORE

May 8, 2020 — Shudder, AMC Networks’ premium streaming service for horror, thriller and the supernatural, announced today that it has acquired all rights in its territories to Impetigore, Joko Anwar’s hit horror film which had its international premiere at Sundance after a smash run in Anwar’s home country of Indonesia, where it was the fifth highest-grossing release of 2019. Impetigore will premiere on Shudder in the US, Canada and the UK on July 23. 

Anwar’s award-winning supernatural movie, Satan’s Slaves, was released as a Shudder Original in 2018. Satan’s Slaves has been a top performing title for Shudder and has also been embraced by critics with an 89% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. 

“Joko Anwar is a master of modern horror, and Satan’s Slaves is one of the most loved -- and scariest -- movies on Shudder. We couldn’t wait to work with him again and are thrilled to share his scary, visceral and darkly sinister Impetigore with Shudder members,” said Craig Engler, Shudder’s General Manager. 

Impetigore is my love letter to horror movies I grew up with, slashers, ghost stories, wrapped in a tragic family drama not unlike my family. I’m excited to be working again with Shudder to bring Impetigore to their members around the world,” said Joko Anwar.

SK Global Co-CEO John Penotti commented: “We’re excited to partner with Shudder on the release of IMPETIGORE. Our partnership with Joko, BASE, CJ Entertainment, and Rapi Films reflects SK Global’s good fortune to work with best-in-class filmmakers and producers around the globe. We now look forward to Shudder streaming the film to a wide audience of thriller fans.”

Impetigore stars Tara Basro (Satan’s Slaves), Marissa Anita, (HBO Asia’s “Folklore: A Mother’s Love) Asmara Abigail (Satan’s Slaves), Ario Bayu (Dead Time), and Christine Hakim (Eat, Pray, Love), and is written and directed by Joko Anwar. The deal was negotiated by Emily Gotto on behalf of Shudder and Pip Ngo of XYZ and Ben Weiss of Paradigm on behalf of the filmmakers. Anwar is represented by CAA, Good Fear and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.


AMC Networks’ Shudder is a premium streaming video service, super-serving members with the best selection in genre entertainment, covering horror, thrillers and the supernatural. Shudder’s expanding library of film, TV series, and originals is available on most streaming devices in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Germany. New members can enjoy 30-days free with the promo code SHUTIN when signing up at Shudder.com.

With operations in Los Angeles, New York, Mumbai, and Singapore, SK Global is a unique, independent entertainment company committed to the finance, development and production of premium global content. Selected as one of Fast Company’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies of 2020 (Film and TV sector), the Company wholly owns the production subsidiaries Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and Ivanhoe Pictures. Industry veterans John Penotti and Charlie Corwin serve as co-CEOs.

SK Global’s recent studio film and television successes include the Oscar-nominated Best Picture Hell or High Water (global); the Golden Globe-nominated hit Crazy Rich Asians (global); the breakout Hindi-language Netflix series Delhi Crime (India), which will return for a second season later this year; the award-winning thriller The Wailing (Korea), from director Na Hong-jin; and the 2019 Indonesian #1 box office hit Impetigore from director Joko Anwar. The Company’s current library consists of more than 100 feature film and television projects, several of which are being adapted for local-language film and television remake opportunities around the world.

Upcoming projects for SK Global include the feature drama Palmer starring Justin Timberlake which recently completed principal photography; the culturally specific English-language diaspora comedy India Sweets and Spices, set in an Indian-American community and now in post-production; The Baccarat Machine with Awkwafina set to star; Netflix’s Thai Cave Rescue limited series with Jon M. Chu and Nattawut “Baz” Poonpiriya attached to co-produce and co-direct; and an adaptation of the bestselling novel Billion Dollar Whale, which offers a definitive account of Malaysia’s shocking 1MDB money-laundering scandal.