Shudder will be debuting the film Revealer on their horror streaming platform beginning Thursday, June 23. Revealer will only be available on Shudder in the US, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, joining the many other Original and Exclusive films fans can see in June.
Revealer was written by comic book mavens Tim Seeley (Revival, Hack/Slash) and Michael Moreci (The Plot), and is the first feature film directed by Luke Boyce. Set in Chicago during the 1980s’ Satanic Panic time period, it’s about two young women, very different from one another, who find themselves joining forces to survive a disastrous event.
Angie is a dancer in a peep show booth at an adult book store, just an ordinary gal trying to make a living. Sally is just an ordinary religious fanatic, protesting outside of the store in an attempt to save Angie’s soul from eternal damnation.
The sky turns red, people start rampaging in the streets, and the two women are trapped together in Angie’s booth, with Sally convinced the Rapture is happening outside. In order to make it out alive, they have to navigate tunnels beneath the building.
Angie is played by Caito Aase (the upcoming Black Mold), and Shaina Schrooten (Scare Package II: Rad Chad’s Revenge) is Sally. When Revealer made its US premiere at Panic Fest, Aase won their Best Actress Audience Award.
Shudder GM Craig Engler calls Revealer a “darkly funny and surprisingly moving apocalyptic horror” film, and said Shudder is anxious to share it with subscribers.
Director Boyce said filming began during the COVID quarantine (one of the first films to do so) “as the entire shift of the world changed beneath our feet, and we responded to that creatively.” He referred to his film as a “horror-filled call for connectedness”, and pronounced himself excited to be working with Shudder.
Vault Comics will be releasing a tie-in comic book as well, which will tell four stories not featured in the film (though they are connected to it). The comic book will hit stores on August 31, so keep your eyes peeled.
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