One of the horror movies premiering at SXSW this month is the horror-comedy Deadstream, a Midnighter title that has just been acquired by Shudder ahead of the festival.
Deadline reports this afternoon, one day prior to SXSW starting, “The deal, which covers North America, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand, comes as the pic gears up for its world premiere Friday at SXSW, where it is playing in the Midnighters section.”
“Deadstream follows a disgraced and demonetized Internet personality (Joseph Winter) who tries to win back his fans by live-streaming himself spending a night alone in an abandoned haunted house. When he accidentally unleashes a vengeful spirit, his big comeback event becomes a real-time fight for his life (and social relevance) as he faces off with the sinister spirit of the house and her own powerful following.”
Wife-husband duo Vanessa Winter and Joseph Winter directed Deadstream. Melanie Stone also stars in the horror movie. “Deadstream was a true collaboration from our small and dedicated crew, who took big swings with limited resources,” the directors said in a statement shared by Deadline today.
“We’re huge fans of Shudder’s wildly unique and exciting content and we couldn’t be happier to be partnering with them for the release of our film.” Shudder GM Craig Engler added in his own statement, “Deadstream is wickedly crowd pleasing, the rare horror comedy as frightening as it is funny. We’re thrilled to welcome Joseph and Vanessa Winter’s creative, creepy and relentless gem to Shudder.”