Shudder picks up mysterious horror led by William Moseley ‘Raven’s Hollow’ – Deadline
Raven’s Hollow, the horror mystery directed by Christopher Hatton and starring William Moseley, has landed in Shudder.
The AMC Networks-backed streamer has covered the feature, which is produced by Canoe Film, Cinevilla Studios and 828 Media Capital, in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand. Its launch is scheduled for 2022.
This is because the main photography started on the director’s photo from Battle of the Damned.
The film is a supernatural thriller inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s mysterious exit from the West Point Military Academy. Chronicles of Narnia Star Moseley is joined by Melanie Zanetti (Love and monsters), Kate Dickie (Game Of Thrones), David Hayman (Sinner Friends), Oberon KA Adjepong (The dark tower) and Callum Woodhouse (All creatures large and small).
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Returning from a training exercise in upstate New York, Poe and four other West Point cadets make a gruesome discovery. This encounter will lead them to a forgotten community where they will discover a township keeping a spooky secret that fuels Poe’s wandering and resourceful mind. Believing that something sinister is at stake, Poe explores the dark and suspicious underbelly of a people afraid and reluctant to speak out about any atrocity he has witnessed, in order to reveal the secrets hidden there. Risking while uncovering layers of Raven’s Hollow’s past, Poe eventually comes face to face with a truth that will haunt him forever.
Caroline Stern, Managing Director of Canoe Film, produced alongside Andrejs Ekis of Cinevilla Studios and Todd Lundbohm and Mark Andrews of 828 Media Capital. Filming takes place at Cinevilla Studios in Latvia with Creativity Media and Filmgate respectively handling the publication and visual effects, in the UK.
The acquisition agreement was negotiated by Stern with Emily Gotto, vice president of global acquisitions and co-productions for Shudder.
Shudder’s Gotto said, “We are delighted to be working with such a talented creative team to bring Christopher’s unique vision to life. Raven’s Hollow is a wonderful example of the storytelling that we continue to seek out in the horror genre, and we’re excited to share it with members next year.
Stern said: “When Chris Hatton came to me with the script, I knew we had to be involved; then Andrejs Ekis came up with his studios, we knew we could achieve the creative vision on the scale we envisioned. We are fortunate to be joined by incredibly supportive partners, an exceptional cast and a seasoned creative team, and we look forward to sharing the first images over the next few weeks.
Todd Lundbohm added, “We are delighted to add this Gothic fictional tale of Edgar Allen Poe’s origin story to our investment portfolio. The cast is first class and the sets from the 1800s built in Cinevilla are amazing.